Mar 28, 2019Cape Town – The Hawks on Thursday appealed to public for assistance with tracing three persons of interest, whom they believe might assist them in ongoing investigations into alleged vehicle finance fraud.According to Hawks spokesperson, Captain Philani Nkwalase, the fraudlent transactions happened in 2018, where a Cape Town vehicle franchises allegedly incurred losses of almost a R3 million.”It is alleged that in two of these transactions, a 2013 BMW coupe sport liner 435i and (4×4) 2016 Ford Ranger XLT with a combined value of just under a million rand were allegedly purchased through fictitious payslips and bank statements in Goodwood and Kuilsriver respectively by the same suspect,” said Capt Nkwalase.The Hawks’ believe that Na-aim Saiet (42), can positively contribute in these cases being solved. “Anyone with information about Na-aim Saiet whereabouts should contact the Hawks’ Investigating Officer, Sergeant Nomonde Potelwa on 071 481 3184.”Other cases of vehicle finance fraud being investigated by the Hawks”In other similar matters, an online vehicle finance application was allegedly submitted on 15 January 2015. A copy of an identity document and other supporting documents were attached,” said Capt Nkwalase.”Following the approval thereof, a suspect allegedly walked into a Goodwood vehicle dealership and presented the original supporting documents of the copies supplied during the application, he was then handed a 2012 BMW 750i valued at R876 800 and drove off.”He said that it is believed that Siyanda Tinzi can assist the Hawks investigations in this case. Anyone with information about Siyanda Tinzi should contact the Hawks’ Investigating Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ganeko Matiwane on 071 481 3357.Meanwhile, in another case, the Hawks believe that Amjad Mohammed (36), can assist the Hawks in solving a case where a 2010 Range Rover, supercharged sport (4×4) valued at R554 000 was also fraudulently purchased at a local Villiersdorp dealership on March 2018.”It was later established that an unknown suspect had presented fraudulent documents that aided him to take delivery of the said vehicle,” said Capt Nkwalase. “It is believed that Mohammed could be in position to assist the Hawks investigations in this regard. Anyone with information about Amjad Mohammed whereabouts is urged to contact Lieutenant Colonel Ganeko Matiwane on the above mentioned contact details.”Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.