The Crime Prevention Team, received a tip-off about an operation of producing illegal certificates at Trans Cash and Carry. Eleven (11) suspects were apprehended for participating in the illegal act. Among them was a wanted suspect linked with incidents of business robbery, Armed robbery and common assault.
Other suspects were taken to the police station, for a finger print inquiry to check, if they are not linked to any previous criminal cases. One (1) has been linked to a foreign national who is alleged to be his accomplice in the operation counterfeit certificates.
During further questioning, one of the suspects gave the law enforcement officers a lead to NA Computers on Nelson Mandela Drive, where the operation is managed from. The search operation yielded the following results:
Fraudulent Duplication of
Birth Certificate
Marriage Certificate
FNB Bank Statements
SAPS Police Clearance with Stamps from Pretoria
Traffic Register
Ethiopian and Somalian Asylum documents
Motor Vehicle Discs
The listed items were declared fraudulent by Warrant Officer Joseph Martin (Cyber Crime Investigation Unit)
The suspects are expected to appear soon at a local magistrate court, on a charge of fraud.
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