Bank scam fraudsters appear in court

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pretoria - Two men have appeared briefly at the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for a R4.8 million bank scam.

The Hawks' Serious Commercial Crime unit on Friday arrested Ashly Chetty, 27, and Asheer Jaggerssar, 31, for a bank scam fraud where they allegedly defrauded and withdrew R99 from unsuspecting bank clients’ accounts between 2014 and 2016 using a company -- Riskfin and Carebox -- which is not registered with Companies Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC).

Chetty and Jaggerssar, who are facing charges of fraud, theft, and contravention of financial intelligence service act, were granted bail of R1 000 each on Monday during their court appearance.

The case was postponed to 20 June 2017 for further investigation. –

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