Tebogo Msimanga |
The Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday remanded an alleged fraudster, Ali Ahmed Sabir (45) in custody for defrauding car dealerships over R1,4 million.
It is alleged that in June 2017, Sabir fraudulently created false payslips under his company, Sabir Egalvally Investment CC when applying for vehicle finance at three car dealerships in Pretoria.
Gauteng Hawks Spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said the extravagant vehicles, four Audi models, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and a BMW MSport Grand Coupe allegedly financed by Wesbank as well as ABSA were issued to Sabir but he failed to make the monthly repayments.
The matter was reported at the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation in Pretoria for further investigation.
Mulamu added that the investigation team circulated Sabir on the local and international border movement control which resulted in his arrest on Sunday, 24 October at the Swaziland border post while travelling out of the country for leisure.
Sabir was charged with fraud and the case is postponed to Thursday, 28 October 2021 for formal bail application.