Two additional individuals – a dad and his child – were captured regarding a trick including unapproved R99 charge orders that made bank clients by and large lose R18 million, the Hawks said on Tuesday.
Ravenda Singh, 50, and his child Andrew, 26, overseers of Durban-based call community Sub User, were captured in Johannesburg last week Wednesday.
Gauteng Hawks representative Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu said they were accused of extortion and showed up in the Palm Ridge Specialized Commercial Crimes Court around the same time. They were each delivered on R 30 000 bail.
“Various clients from a few banks countrywide, purportedly lost their well deserved cash through R99 charge orders removed falsely between November 2018 and February 2019,” Mulamu said.
Mulamu said the case was delayed to 27 May, when the pair will join their co-blamed, Jason Foster, 39, and Richard Marsden, 51, in the dock. Cultivate was captured in February at OR Tambo International Airport and Marsden was captured in October 2021 at Cape Town International Airport.
Cultivate and Marsden are overseers of Durban-based call place organizations, Blue Debit and Talent Base.
“The Hawks examination uncovered that the organization siphoned around R248 million from clueless bank clients and moved [the money] into various financial balances supposedly connected to the organization,” Mulamu said.