Police arrest suspects believed to be involved in a romance scam

WESTERN CAPE – Police members of the Provincial Commercial Crimes Cyber Investigation unit conducted a tracing operation in the early hours of Friday, 22 July 2022 in Khayelitsha and Parklands with the intention to arrest suspects in a romance scam amounting to R930 000-00.

The investigation led to the arrest of a 51-year-old male and a 28-year-old female who we believe are directly involved in a romance scheme, receiving money from their victims, on charges of fraud, theft, and contravention of the prevention of organised crime. Electronic devices that were found on the premises were seized.

Once charged, the suspects are expected to make their court appearance in the Atlantis Magistrate court on the mentioned charges.

Source: South African Police Service

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