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Hawks nab fraudster after bank account hacked, PMB

On Wednesday 7 December 2022, Hawks members from Pietermaritzburg Serious Commercial Crime Investigation arrested Vuyisile Mramba (42) for fraud.

It is alleged that in May 2019, the complainant noticed a suspicious transaction in his bank account where an amount of R862 940.23 was transferred to the unknown account.

He reported the matter to his bank and it was discovered that the transaction was fraudulent.

A case of fraud was reported at Wartburg police station and the case docket was allocated to the Hawks members for intensive investigation. Preliminary investigation revealed that Mramba and his accomplice allegedly hacked the complainant’s bank account and transferred the said amount to their account.

Mramba was tracked down and arrested in Pretoria.

He briefly appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court and was remanded in custody in transit to Pietermaritzburg Regional Court where he will appear on Monday, 12 December 2022.

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