Two arrested for allegedly defrauding Walvis Bay furniture shops

Two arrested for allegedly defrauding Walvis Bay furniture shops

A woman and man, believed to be relatives, have been arrested for allegedly defrauding Bears and Lewis furniture shops in Walvis Bay.
Police say two men used the woman to help them take products, fraudulently from the two shops.
It is alleged that the men opened accounts on the same day at Bears and Lewis in November last year with forged payslips.
Police investigations have revealed that the men changed their payslips to make them look like they had permanent employment at fishing factories.
The men reportedly approached the woman, who works at a gambling house, so that they use her work land line to confirm to the furniture shops that they have permanent employment.
Bears approved the account and granted the men bedding, fridges, microwave and electronics worth N $95 000.
Lewis gave the suspects three fridges valued at N$34 000 but the duo failed to make payments to the shops.
Two hi-fis, a fridge, cupboard and headboard were the only items recovered as it is believed the rest were sold in November.
Only two suspects were arrested but the police are hunting down the third suspect.