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Conwoman performs rituals for casino 'winnings'

By Sapa | Dec 04, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 9 ]

Except she was the one who 'won' - stealing money and jewellery from the gullible gamblers

A fraud case against a woman accused of stealing cash and jewellery from casino patrons while performing luck rituals has been postponed by the Durban Commercial Crimes Court, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.  

Colonel Jay Naicker said the woman appeared on Monday, and the case was postponed until next Monday.  

The woman, who cannot be named until an identity parade has been carried out, faced three counts of fraud, he said.

“It is alleged that the suspect would approach her potential victims at local casinos and con them into believing that she can turn their luck around by performing bizarre rituals employed by most con artists.” 

It was believed that she would also approach gamblers, telling them she could introduce them to a psychic who would improve their chances of winning.  

Naicker said that in one case, a casino patron was robbed of cash and jewellery valued at more than R1 million. 

It appeared that the woman may have been using the same modus operandi for over a year.  

“We believe that there are more victims out there that might have been too embarrassed to come forward previously,” Naicker said.  

He encouraged them to contact the Durban Commercial Crimes Unit.

“We once again repeat our call for people not to fall victim to such silly get-rich schemes.”

COMMENTS [ 9 ]

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How stupid can you be to allow any one to dupe you like that? you have won mos what more can you ask for?

Dec 04, 2012 2:5 | 0 replies

greed, neh, people just want richess without working for them. people are just gullible

Dec 04, 2012 2:23 | 0 replies

You only win by chance and I don't see how a con artist will increase your chances of winning...

Dec 04, 2012 2:31 | 0 replies

If you guys want to win the lottery get a tounge of a crocodile and R10 000 and contact me you will be a millionaire once you bring those to me, so hurry this offer is valid until 24 December

Dec 04, 2012 3:3 | 0 replies

KZN hape?

Dec 04, 2012 3:32 | 0 replies

She tried her tricks with me i told her where to f@ck off , phela mina i know all these tricks bcos i'm the master casinos shame on them.

Dec 05, 2012 7:17 | 0 replies

Stupidity is not a disability. But then again so is 100% Zululandianism.

Dec 05, 2012 9:46 | 0 replies

wonder who were duped like that! - stupids! thats all because of listening to too much stories, and it's ussually women who fall into this trap easily - blame poverty for the nonsense?

Dec 06, 2012 12:48 | 0 replies

WIth respect, someone stupid enough to think rituals are going to bring luck deserves to be robbed.

Dec 10, 2012 1:30 | 0 replies