A 24-year-old Man arrested after buying a Ford Ranger Raptor with Fake payslip


By Agreement Mabunda

POLOKWANE-  Alleged vehicle dealership fraudster appeared before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court today, 03 January 2023 to face charges of fraud.

During April 2023, the accused Manong Tshehla(24) allegedly used fraudulent bank statements and payslips to apply for motor vehicle finance at WESBANK. The application was successfully processed and after that,  he purchased a Ford Ranger Raptor valued at over R1.3 million.

During an audit, it was revealed that the payslip and bank statement were false. The matter was reported to the Polokwane-based Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation for assistance.

The Hawks probed the matter and arrested the suspect at Polokwane on Tuesday, 02 January 2024.

The Provincial Head of the Hawks in Limpopo Province,  Major General (Adv)  Gopz Govender hailed the investigators for the wonderful job in ensuring that the perpetrator is facing the mighty hand of the law.

Tshehla was granted bail of eight thousand Rand and he will reappear in court on 02 February 2024.

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