Take away delivery man arrested for bank skimming fraud

The hawks in Mpumalanga have arrested a 35-year-old man facing charges of fraud and possession of an illegal point sale device (POS)

The culprit, Patrick Mukandila made his shot appearance in the Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday

Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation says Mukandila was employed at a well-known fast food outlet in Emalahleni to deliver food to customer homes using a motorcycle.

“During November 2019, the bank manager allegedly received a lot of complaints from the clients about extra charges debited from their bank accounts after paying for their orders on the speed point provided by the delivery man.”

Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi says investigation resulted in the arrest of the suspect in November 2019, following an Intelligence-driven operation where he was stopped while on his way to deliver food to the clients in the area.

“A POS card skimming device was found in his possession. The team proceeded to his house where a stolen bank card, external hard drivers, laptop, three computer towers, memory sticks, two cell phones, slips, and cash valued to R120 000.00. All items were seized for further investigation.”

Mukandila has since appeared in court on numerous occasions including his most recent appearance where he was remanded in custody.

The matter is postponed to 28 August 2020.