Police hunting for R610 fraud artist

The Commercial Crime Investigative unit for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has released a public appeal for a convicted fraudster who failed to appear in court for sentencing. Hawks spokesperson Captain Anelisa Feni said police are searching for 40-year-old John Brandon Hooke who is believed to be either in the Port Elizabeth or Johannesburg areas.

“On the 6th of February 2017 he was convicted by the Port Elizabeth Specialised Commercial Crime Court for the fraud,” Feni said. “However, he failed to appear for sentencing on the 13th of March 2017. Consequently, a warrant for his was issued on the same day.”

Any person with information which may lead to his arrest is urged to contact the Investigating Officers, Colonel Andre Horak on 082 779 7204 or Warrant Officer Danie Siebert on 072 720 4563

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