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Truck Driver Sentenced for Fleet Card Fraud at Mpumalanga Tollgate

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Mpumalanga – Phinda Alex Ndlovu, a 32-year-old truck driver, was recently found guilty and sentenced for fraud by the Louw’s Creek Magistrate court on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

The conviction and sentencing followed an arrest made by a team comprised of the Hawks Nelspruit-based Serious Commercial Crime Investigation and forensic investigators from FNB and Absa banks on August 17, 2023, during a stop and search operation at the Nkomazi Tollgate.

It is alleged that on the day in question, the accused drove a Scania truck from Swaziland to the Republic of South Africa.

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On arrival at the tollgate, the accused presented a Standard Bank cloned card to the cashier for payment at the tollgate booth.

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Transaction was made, and the driver was stopped and searched by the team after entering the tollgate.

Read | Truck driver arrested after cloned card was used 254 times to cross tollgates on N4

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During the search, he was found in possession of a Standard Bank fleet card, one Nedbank cloned card and one FNB debit cloned card, together with several tollgate transaction slips to the value of R 72 550.00.

The accused was arrested and appeared in court on several occasions until he was sentenced to R 3000.00 fine or 12 months imprisonment.

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