Three nabbed on South Coast for fraud, posing as health officials
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Three nabbed on South Coast for fraud, posing as health officials

Two men and a woman - who allegedly pretended to be health inspectors - are due to appear in a Port Shepstone court today on charges of extortion and fraud.   

Verulam Magistrate's Court
Nushera Soodyal

Two men and a woman - who allegedly pretended to be health inspectors - are due to appear in a Port Shepstone court today on charges of extortion and fraud.   

Police say the group went into a store on Monday and began inspecting expired goods.

"They allegedly further requested store keepers to pay them cash. The storekeepers became suspicious and then contacted the health department. That is when the suspects decided to run away." 

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The police's Thembeka Mbhele says the trio was spotted in the Hibberdene area and arrested.  

She says false registration plates, reflective jackets, fraudulent documents from the Health Department and IDs were found in their vehicle - which was branded with fake signage. 

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