By Kaya 959 Reporter
Two brothers accused of submitting fake documents to a car dealership have appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court.
“It is alleged that the Alexandra siblings, Neo Keamogetswe Monaise (25) and his brother (19), submitted fraudulent payment notification last week during their two luxurious vehicle finance applications at the dealership,” says Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu.
She says the dealership reported the matter to the Hawks Serious Commercial Crime team. Officers pounced on the brothers when they went to collect a Black VW Golf 7 R and a Red VW Polo GTI.
The vehicles are worth approximately R700 000.
“The pair was immediately arrested and charged with fraud,” Mulamu says.
The investigation team successfully placed the docket on the court roll on Monday. However, charges against the younger brother were officially withdrawn.
Neo was granted R2 000 bail. The case is postponed to November 30 for further investigation.
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Stolen vehicles recovered in crime blitz
Meanwhile, a collaboration between Gauteng police and Gauteng Traffic Saturation Unit and Tracker Connect led to the arrests of three men in a recent crime blitz.
Police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Sello says the team obtained information on suspects linked to various theft, carjacking, house and business robberies in Ga-Rankuwa and Soshanguve.
“During the operation police arrested three suspects, aged between 26 and 39-years-old. The suspects face charges of possession of stolen vehicles, unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property.
“Police recovered three stolen vehicles, two unlicensed firearms, ammunition, false number plates, cellphones and various suspected stolen property. Multiple stencils which are being used to tamper with vehicles’ VIN and engine numbers were also seized,” Sello says.
He says the firearms will be subjected to ballistic tests to determine if they may be linked to other crimes.