Daniel Leonox Mkase (48) appeared in the Praktiseer Magistrate Court following his arrest by the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation on Tuesday, 15 November 2022.
Captain Matimba Maluleke says in February 2019, the accused allegedly visited a vehicle dealership in Burgersfort and requested to be assisted with an application for vehicle finance on a Volkswagen Polo worth R245 560-32.
He says the application was approved by the Wesbank, and consequently delivered a vehicle to the accused. After the accused missed his first two instalments, the bank conducted its investigations which revealed that the documents provided to apply for vehicle finance were fraudulent.
Furthermore a case of fraud was opened and referred to the Hawks for investigation. After conducting a thorough investigation, the accused was traced and arrested at his home in Burgersfort.
The accused is granted free bail and his case was postponed to 21 November 2022.