Woman held for fraud

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Kempton Park -

A woman has been arrested in Kempton Park for trying to open a bank account using a man's identity book, police said on Thursday.

The 22-year-old woman gave the man's identity document to the bank teller who was helping her on Wednesday morning, said Captain Jethro Mtshali.

“The bank manager was called in by the teller for clarification and upon questioning, the woman confessed that she was sent by a Nigerian national to commit fraud,” he said.

The bank alerted the police, who quickly arrived and arrested the woman.

She would appear soon in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on fraud-related charges. - Sapa

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