CAPE TOWN – Ntobeko Mbolekwa (33), made a brief appearance before the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court after he was arrested by the Hawks’ serious commercial crime unit last week for alleged R1.2 million fraud.
Mbolekwa apparently manipulated the bank system and created new internet banking profiles for an account belonging to an FNB client in Hout Bay. He allegedly further authorised bank cards on the said account and enabled fraudulent transfers into various bank accounts resulting in the client losing the above mentioned amount.
An internal forensic probe by the bank was initiated, after the client lodged a complaint. The Hawks were roped in for further investigations resulting in Mbolekwa’s arrest whilst he was on duty.
The accused was granted bail of R5000 with strict conditions and is expected back in court on February 9, 2018 to face charges of alleged fraud, money laundering and contraventions of Electronic Communications and Transactions Act. Additional arrests cannot be ruled out.