Africa-Press – South-Africa. A 40-year-old internet café owner from Ivory Park in the Ekurhuleni metro has been arrested on charges of fraud for allegedly producing fake certificates, school reports and asylum papers.
He was arrested on Tuesday.
The documents he was allegedly producing included tertiary qualifications, salary receipts, identity documents, court papers, such as eviction letters and affidavits, as well as police stamps.
Police spokesperson Captain Ben Matimulane said the man was arrested after an observant resident saw what looked like a fake asylum document being used by a woman at a local clinic.
According to Matimulane, it is safe to assume that he has been running this business for a long time.
“As far as we know, he was working alone, and all his tools of the trade were confiscated,” Matimulane said.
The man is expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court on a charge of fraud.