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A Mpumalanga man has had the book thrown at him for fraud related to vehicle financing offences valued at around R1.6 million. The offender – 32-year-old Arthur Moyo – was sentenced to a hefty 23 years imprisonment, of which he will serve 15-years behind bars. 

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Mpumalnga man jailed for vehicle fraud  

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi said in a statement issued on Saturday that Moyo had embarked on a spree of fraudulent crimes dating back to November 2017, in which he would acquire financing for vetches at a host of dealerships in Mpumalanga using bogus documents and pay-slips. 

“Moyo’s conviction came after he went to Nel Auto Mazda Witbank and Ford in Nelspruit and used counterfeit bank statements, salary pay slips, counterfeit ID documents bearing his photo to make applications for vehicle finance in November 2017. After the applications were approved he collected the said vehicles,” she said. 

“The same Modus Operandi was used at Klerksdorp Motor Smart on 17 November 2016. Again in Polokwane Galactic Auto on 13 January 2017. Lastly in Rustenburg, Leons Rustenburg Ford on 13 January 2017. The total value suffered by the banks is over R1. 6 Million.”

Hefty sentence reduced  

Moyo was convicted and sentenced at the Emalahleni Regional Court on Friday 10 September 2021, with Sekgotodi saying that his strong sentence to spend time behind bars was reduced by seven years.

“Moyo was convicted for four counts of fraud and one count of contravening Sec18 (1) and Sec18 (2) of the Identification Act 68 of 1997. He was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment, however the Court ruled that the accused will serve 15 years effectively,” she said. 

SAPS added that the sentence was welcomed by Provincial Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Major General Zodwa Mokoena. 

“She further applauded the investigating team for securing a successful conviction on multiple cases in all three provinces which are Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Gauteng,” said Sekgotodi. 

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