Port Elizabeth - Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape are appealing for community assistance in tracing a suspected fraudster, who allegedly defrauds car dealerships and also steals the vehicles.
Police Spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said in the past four months, the suspect, between 50 and 60 years old, has allegedly defrauded two dealerships using fraudulent documents to obtain two cars.
It was alleged that in October last year, the suspect approached a dealership in Cape Road Newton Park and enquired about a Ford Ranger Wildtrack vehicle.
He requested a quote and made contact several times with the salesman. He then alleged that he was waiting for monies to be cleared from a trust fund.
Janse Van Rensburg said the suspect produced all the necessary documentation so that the sale could be finalised. The suspect finally produced a bank document verifying proof of payment and the vehicle valued at R 453 490 was released to him.