Monday, September 21, 2009

Accused in housing scam appears in court

By Nomava Nobumba
21 September 2009

The suspect who is allegedly involved in a housing scam of about R50 million is appearing at Kuils River Magistrates court today.

Eugene Hendricks took deposits from victims, offering a promising Housing Project.

He also offered a fixed payment system of R700 per month for 15 years to allow people to become home-owners.

Over a thousand residents in Atlantis, Eerste River and Scottsdene had fallen victims to the scam.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederik van Wyk says the scam received white publicity as it was alleged that there were 1500 victims of his scam.

Van Wyk also said they are hoping that more victims of Hendricks scam will come forward.


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