Cops raid Mthatha business for fake documents
Eastern Cape police have raided an Mthatha business that forges government pay slips, identity books and matric certificates.
Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said Bears furniture shop went to the police after a 39-year-old woman raised suspicions when she tried to open an account.
Investigations revealed that she was unemployed, but had produced a false government pay slip and false identity book.
The woman was arrested yesterday and took the police to the business in Mthatha where she had bought the fake documents.
“There were pay slips from government departments – national and provincial. Lots and lots and lots,” said Fatyela.
“Also, the Umalusi certificates – lots of them as well. And with good symbols. You’ll find A’s and B’s. You can’t get low marks on them.”
Another woman was arrested on the premises, but the owner was not present at the time of the raid.
“We expect more arrests soon,” said Fatyela.