Fake Cop Arrested

Malmesbury police have arrested a fake cop.

Malmesbury police have arrested a fake cop.

Malmesbury – Malmesbury police have arrested a fake policeman.  The 30-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after he tried open an account at a local shop.

Vigilant clerk
According to police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk the fake cop was arrested when a “vigilant clerk noticed that the details on the man’s payslip did not correspond with that of the South African Police Service. The police were called and the suspect was brought to the police station for questioning.”

Had ID details of Ravensmead cop
Upon further investigation it came to light that the man was not a police official and that the documentation that he carried was that of a Ravensmead police constable who is currently on leave.

The suspect also had in his possession an ID document with his own photo on it, but which contained the details of the police official he was impersonating. A case of fraud was opened against the man, which is being investigated by Malmesbury police. The suspect appears in the Malmesbury Magistrate’s court today.



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