woman arrested R2.2m

A woman has been arrested for selling a house that isn’t hers. Photo: Pexel

Sjoe! KZN woman arrested for selling R2.2m house that isn’t hers

A 54-year-old woman has been taken into custody after she sold a house that didn’t belong to her for a cool R2.2 million.

woman arrested R2.2m

A woman has been arrested for selling a house that isn’t hers. Photo: Pexel

A KwaZulu-Natal woman has been taken into custody after reportedly selling a home that didn’t belong to her. According to reports, a man paid R2.2 million for the house but quickly became suspicious of his big purchase shortly after the money had already been transferred to the woman’s account.

Woman sells house that doesn’t belong to her for R2.2m

Imagine paying over R2 million for the home of your dreams just to find out you were being scammed?

A 54-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman has been applied apprehended by police officials for selling a property that did not belong to her.

According to SABC news, the woman sold a house that belonged to the Department of Public Works to an unsuspecting man for just over R2 million rand.

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“She allegedly enticed the complainant who was looking for a property to purchase. The complainant then allegedly paid R2.2 million for the property,” police spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo said.

While it initially appeared that her plan had worked, things soon went sideways after the man drove by the house and saw that construction was taking place there.

After making an inquiry, he heard that the house was in fact government property.

No stones left unturned

He quickly reported the matter to the local police station and the woman was arrested shortly thereafter. According to spokesperson Mhlongo, more arrests are expected to be made soon.

Meanwhile, the 54-year-old woman has been charged with fraud and is expected to appear before the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

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