MPUMALANGA – Arthur Moyo (32), a Zimbabwean National was found guilty in the Middelburg Regional Court in Mpumalanga on Friday 10 September 2021 for over R1. 6 million in Fraud.
Arthur Moyo is the crafty fraudster that defrauded several dealerships in the Emalahleni Municipal area to the tune of 1.6 Million from 2016 – 2018. He doctored bank statements and identification documents with falsified information that allowed him to scam several businesses. It is believed that despite the information that business owners who might have been defrauded by the same man would still emerge, as is common in such cases.
Moyo’s conviction came after he went to Nel Auto Mazda Witbank and Ford in Nelspruit and used counterfeit/edited bank statements, salary payslips, counterfeit ID documents bearing his photo to make applications for vehicle finance in November 2017. After the applications were approved he collected the said vehicles.
The same fraudulent style was used at Klerksdorp Motor Smart on 17 November 2016. Again in Polokwane Galactic Auto on 13 January 2017. Lastly in Rustenburg, Leons Rustenburg Ford on 13 January 2017. The total value suffered by the banks is over R1. 6 Million.
Moyo was convicted for four counts of fraud and one count of contravening Sec18 (1) and Sec18 (2) of the Identification Act 68 of 1997. He was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment, however, the Court ruled that the accused will serve 15 years effectively.
The Provincial Head for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Major General Zodwa Mokoena welcome the sentence. She further applauded the investigating team for securing a successful conviction on multiple cases in all three provinces which are Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and Gauteng.