WESTERN CAPE – Abdul Razaack Parker (36) entered into a plea sentencing agreement with the state and successively he was found guilty and then sentenced by the Bellville Serious Commercial Crime Court yesterday.

This comes after his arrest by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team upon following up on information about suspected cards being used at different stores in Somerset West, Helderberg and Parow on separate junctures in December 2010. He was caught in possession of numerous cloned cards to make purchases to the value of over R95 000-00.

Parker pleaded guilty on all charges and was sentenced to eight years imprisonment for seven counts of fraud and corruption respectively. The two sentences were wholly suspended for five years with conditions.

A further six years imprisonment suspended for five years for contravening the Electronic communications Act (ECT) of 25 of 2002, as well as an additional five (5) years imprisonment for money laundering wholly suspended for 5 years was imposed on him.

In addition, he was sentenced to 18 months correctional supervision. Furthermore the court ordered Parker, to pay back R95 000-00 to the Criminal Assets Recovery Account (CARA) as a result of his criminal ways.

Source: South African Police Service

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