Issa Sarr's wife held for bank scam

Orlando Pirates' Issa Sarr.
Orlando Pirates' Issa Sarr.
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Orlando Pirates star midfielder Issa Sarr had a cold and lonely night last week Thursday after his lover was arrested and spent a night behind bars.

Felicia Kotze, who interchangeably identifies herself as Felicia Sarr, was a guest of the Sandton police holding cells after being nabbed on charges of fraud.

It is alleged that the sassy Kotze conspired with another man to defraud her employer First National Bank (FNB) of R200000.

The man from Midrand allegedly applied for a loan at FNB using fraudulent documents and Sarr, who works at the bank's The Boulders branch, is accused of having aided him to pull the wool over the eyes of the bank but their attempted scam was detected before the application could be approved.

After their arrest, they appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court in Alexandra where she was released on R3000 bail.

Felicia Sarr exchanged her silky sheets for a police cell.
Felicia Sarr exchanged her silky sheets for a police cell.

Sandton police spokesman Granville Meyer confirmed that a case of fraud was opened.

"I can confirm that a fraud case was opened in March 2018 and that two suspects were arrested," said Meyer, adding that the case was currently under investigation.

"It is alleged that one of the suspects was using forged and false information in applying for a loan at FNB. The case is currently under investigation and more information will be available when the investigations are completed.

Issa and his wife could not be reached for comment.

FNB media desk had not responded to questions.