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Mom scams friends with fake kidnap

By Sapa | Dec 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 16 ]

She claimed her son had been abducted and she needed money to pay a ransom

A Cape Town woman has appeared in the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court for allegedly faking her son’s kidnapping and defrauding friends of R4 million, it was reported on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Derrick Vogel told the court on Monday that Kateryna Karpovska, 39, lied and manipulated people to benefit herself financially, the Cape Argus reported.

He asked magistrate Amrith Chabilall to consider whether Karpovska was honest and trustworthy.

Karpovska, who is from the Ukraine, faces charges of fraud, money-laundering and contravening the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Act.

On the evening of September 2, 2009, she allegedly e-mailed a friend that her son had been kidnapped and that a ransom of US2 million (about R16 million) was being demanded.

She claimed she had raised most of the money, but still needed a certain amount.

Seven friends agreed to help and paid money into her account.

According to the report, she then told them her son had been returned.

Karpovska admitted to lying about the kidnapping, but said she had been forced to do so by an ex-boyfriend, who held her against her will and demanded she get the money.

Judgment was expected on January 23.

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Mogalammakapa.

Dec 11, 2012 10:16 | 0 replies

many ways of making money at least no one died

Dec 11, 2012 1:5 | 0 replies

1 Timothy 6:9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.

Dec 11, 2012 12:28 | 0 replies

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Dec 11, 2012 12:23 | 0 replies

Proverbs 15:27 A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.

Dec 11, 2012 12:21 | 0 replies

Cape Town people have stories heh! what is happening there, Drugs, don't respect police, abuse of alcohol and all funny stuff hapens in Cape Town

Dec 11, 2012 11:41 | 0 replies

Karpovska admitted to lying about the kidnapping, but said she had been forced to do so by an ex-boyfriend, who held her against her will and demanded she get the money
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This is the most stupid defence I have ever heard............ if it was true that your bf was forcing you, dont you think he would have wanted the money deposited into his account.

Your friend are also stupid............ deposit ransom money into your account, Ukraine kidnappers are really techno savvy, ransom money paid via EFT

Dec 11, 2012 10:58 | 0 replies

I wonder that can my friends raise even 100k

Dec 11, 2012 10:54 | 0 replies

Pity you were caught,i suggest you come up with another scam thats if you;re not headed to nearest corrections facility.

Dec 11, 2012 10:37 | 0 replies

Karpovska admitted to lying about the kidnapping, but said she had been forced to do so by an ex-boyfriend, who held her against her will and demanded she get the money.

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what a stupid defence why didn't you report your ex- boyfriend to the authorities then? he forced you to lie and get money to your account and you never alerted anyone woman think of another defence this one is lame

Dec 11, 2012 10:32 | 0 replies

There is a lot of money in this country the only thing left is a plan to put ur hands on it is like a bank teller earning peanuts and working with a lot of money in the bank and struggling with a plan to get the money out of the bank hahahahahahahaa

Dec 11, 2012 10:26 | 0 replies