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NORTHERN CAPE – The Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Investigation team arrested a 38-year-old suspect earlier today at Atteridgeville, Pretoria on charges of fraud and theft.

It is alleged that during 2017, the suspect pretended to be an attorney and assisted a complainant to complete documents at the Masters of the High Court to claim funds from the Guardian Fund.

It is further alleged that he requested the complainant to transfer all the money into his personal bank account so that he can invest it on her behalf. The unsuspecting victim cooperated and that was the last she saw of her money amounting to R850 000.

The suspect is expected to make his first appearance on Monday, 26 April 2021.