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Cape Town - Woodstock police have released a photo of a man believed to have defrauded hospitals in Observatory of tens of thousands of rand 2011 and March.
Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk said the man who impersonates a medical practitioner, defrauded one of the hospitals of R96 000.
“The suspect’s last known address in the Cape Town central area was visited, and a large quantity of medical equipment and doctors’ uniforms were confiscated” on July 9.
Groote Schuur spokesman Alaric Jacobs on Wednesday morning confirmed he had provided the Department of Health with details relating to some of the crimes police are investigating.
Provincial Health Department spokeswoman Angelique Jordaan confirmed receipt of Jacobs’s statement but refused to provide further details, saying the department would take time to formulate a more comprehensive response.
The conman is in his early 30s. He goes by the names of Gabriel Jughnel, Gabriel Maiwald, Gabriel Mesco or Messo.
Anyone with information can contact Constable Themba Tobi at 074 954 2576 or 021 486 2840 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.