GEORGE NEWS - Sentencing for fraudster, Tarkan Cakmak, was again postponed in the Thembalethu Regional Court today, Wednesday 24 July after the probation officer was not available to be in court.
Tarkan's legal representatives, James Riley en Richard Crompton, indicated that it was pertinent for the probation officer to be present during sentencing. The case was postponed to 16 September.
Cakmak, who was found guilty of fraud after he conned Gallery 7 in the Eden Meander Lifestyle Centre out of four Persian carpets worth R300 000 was found guilty in November last year.
After taking the carpets, shop assistant, Hassan Aittaleb, accompanied Cakmak to an address in Wilderness. When Aittaleb got out of the car at the house, Cakmak made a quick U-turn and sped off. He was arrested shortly afterwards at his own carpet business in Greenacres Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth by the investigating officer, Jydrean Heathcote.
Karin Barnard is for the state and the case serves in front of Magistrate, Pumela Yono.
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