Father and son evade arrest

The 63yr old alleged fraudster arrested by the EMPD DEU member after being sought for three long years

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A man apparently using a phantom company pretending to be a middle-man for selling of industrial equipment and wanted by the SAPS Commercial Branch for fraud, whose case was registered in July 2015 at Lyttleton police station against himand his son after failing to deliver equipment valued at R6million to the client, was eventually arrested on Wednesday, 14 February in Benoni. The son, who seemingly conspired with his father in the criminal deed, handed himself over to the police the next day on Thursday, 15 February.

A painstakingly meticulous and protracted investigation by the EMPD Drug Enforcement Unit member finally bore fruit when he verified the wanted suspect's last available address via the SAPS Profile System. Once the address was verifiedthat the suspect was in fact residing there on Parrow Road in Crystal Park, the metro police, with the assistance of the Crystal Park Detective Branch pounced on his residence where the suspect was found and arrested.

The 63yr old male suspect was taken to Wierdabrug police station where he was detained on charges of fraud with the sondeciding to hand himself over to Wierdabrug police the next day on Thursday, 15 February. The pair was expected to appear in the Pretoria Commercial Crimes Court on 16 February.