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Man Arrested For Using Fake Payslip To Swindle Dealership Out Of R1.2 Million Ford Ranger Raptor

According to reports, the accused, Manong Tshehla, used a counterfeit bank statement and a fabricated payslip to secure financing for the vehicle.

In an unusual case that has caught the attention of many, a man from Polokwane, South Africa, is alleged to have used a fake payslip to purchase a Ford Ranger Raptor worth R1.2 million. The incident took place in April 2023, shortly after the highly sought-after Raptor was released in the country.

According to reports, the accused, Manong Tshehla, used a counterfeit bank statement and a fabricated payslip to secure financing for the vehicle.

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Surprisingly, his application was processed, and he successfully took delivery of the bakkie. However, suspicions were raised, and an investigation by the Limpopo Hawks led to Tshehla’s arrest on January 2, 2024.

Man Arrested For Using Fake Payslip To Swindle Dealership Out Of R1.2 Million Ford Ranger Raptor-SurgeZirc SA
Man Arrested For Using Fake Payslip To Swindle Dealership Out Of R1.2 Million Ford Ranger Raptor

The accused was released on bail of R8,000, which pales in comparison to the value of the Ford Ranger Raptor. It remains unclear how the fraud was committed, but it is assumed that Tshehla began missing his monthly repayments, which would have been around R22,000 for such an expensive vehicle.

The case is set to reappear in court on February 2, 2023, where more details about the incident are expected to come to light. It is a reminder of the importance of thorough verification processes and the need for vigilance to prevent such fraudulent activities.

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Instances like these serve as a cautionary tale for both individuals and businesses to remain vigilant when it comes to financial transactions. It is crucial to verify the authenticity of documents and conduct thorough checks to avoid falling victim to scams and fraudulent activities.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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