Huge 20 years behind bars is a sentence imposed on Tuesday by the regional court of Evander for a skimmer on Tabo Simo Ntuli's bank cards, who worked at Leandra Tell Plaza in Mpumalanga.
The fraudster was arrested in September 2016, when the Hawks investigation team investigated his booth and found a skimming device at his disposal.
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His arrest followed a surge of complaints about skimming of cards in Toll Plaza.
“The Hawks research successfully tied more than 1,075 calculations of these illegal [card skimming] deals with Leandra Toll Plaza, where Ntuli worked at the time, ”said police spokesman Captain Dineau Seggotodi.
"Ntuli was going to neglect the bank cards of passing motorists and store their data, which allowed him to access his funds with the help of electronic transfers and cloned cards," he added.
The victims included motorists from Leslie, Secunda, Leandra and other places in the country.
On Tuesday, Ntuli was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fraud committed in violation of Law on the regulation of interception of communications and the provision of information related to communication.
The head of Mpumalanga Yastrebov, Major General Zodva Mokoena, thanked the investigative and prosecutorial groups for ensuring the administration of justice.
Last year, the same court sentenced Gegam Simon Malang to four years in prison for using a skimming device to kidnap unsuspecting motorists worth more than 40,000 rubles in Trichardt Tall Plaza.
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