Pretoria – Serial fraudster Jonathan Constable (44) has been arrested once again for fraud and corruption by the Hawks in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Tuesday.
Constable masqueraded as an officer from the Anti-Corruption unit who was responsible for investigating corruption as well as false immigration documents. He allegedly demanded bribes from foreign nationals, after threatening them with arrest and deportation.
The suspect was arrested at a bank just before he could deposit the bribe money he had collected from his victims and handed back their passports. Constable, from Hermanus in Cape Town, was once arrested in Musina, Limpopo in 2011 after he deceived the Home Affairs Department into issuing him a car under the pretence that he was going to arrest illegal immigrants.
He also defrauded unsuspecting business people in Musina of about R200 000. Prior to his arrest in Musina, Constable was arrested for defrauding ex-soldiers in Cape Town as well as in Pretoria of thousands of rands. He is expected to appear at the Nelspruit Magistrate Court on Wednesday charges of fraud and theft.