Two fake ‘travel agents’ convicted of fraud after promising victims overseas holidays

Suthentira Govender Senior reporter
Two Durban fraudsters will be sentenced in October for defrauding unsuspecting victims of R1.2m for non-existent holidays. Stock photo.
Two Durban fraudsters will be sentenced in October for defrauding unsuspecting victims of R1.2m for non-existent holidays. Stock photo.
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A Durban man and his partner in crime have been found guilty of 18 counts of fraud after posing as travel agents who promised their victims holidays around the world.

Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said Megasen Roland Chetty, 38, and Sarasvathi Belinda Pillay, 47, will be sentenced in the Durban regional court on October 21.

They were convicted of defrauding their victims of R1.2m.

Gwala said the duo had been linked to a string of fraud cases committed in 2019 in Chatsworth, Phoenix and Tongaat.

"Their modus operandi was to promise people to secure discounted holidays abroad and locally."

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