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Free State woman busted for selling fake vehicle license discs

MAY 22, 2017
Free State woman busted for selling fake vehicle license discs

The Selosesha Crime Intelligence Unit and the Selosesha K-9 Unit managed to apprehend two suspects for allegations of fraud and driving a vehicle with fake vehicle disc in Botshabelo on Thursday afternoon.

"On Thursday, at about 12:00, the Selosesha CI and Selosesha K-9 received a call from a Traffic Officer about a blue Mazda 323 moving around with an invalid vehicle disc," said police spokesperson, Sergeant M Xulu.

"The two elite units responded immediately as they have been following information about someone, who has been producing fraudulent vehicle discs.

"Upon arrival, a 56-year-old male, who was driving the said vehicle was apprehended for driving a vehicle with a fraudulent vehicle disc."

Further investigation led the police to an internet café in Reahola Complex in Botshabelo. 

"Police found a 51-year-old female, who owns the internet café and on searching the premises a scanner and computer believed to have been used to produce fraudulent vehicle discs was found. 

"The owner was apprehended for fraud as it emerged that she was allegedly producing fraudulent vehicle discs and selling them to motorists," said Sgt Xulu.

"The two apprehended suspects are expected to appear before Botshabelo Magistrates’ Court soon."

Brigadier Khothatso Ramokotjo, Selosesha Cluster Commander applauded the two units in combatting crime and warned motorists to stop driving vehicles with invalid discs.