GEORGE NEWS - Sentencing of Tarkan Cakmak, the man who was found guilty of fraud in the Thembalethu Regional Court in November last year, has been postponed until 17 May.
The court is waiting for a correctional supervision report to be completed.
In May 2016, Cakmak conned Gallery 7 in the Eden Meander Lifestyle Centre out of four Persian carpets worth more than R300 000.
He was arrested by the investigating officer, Jydrean Heathcote, at his own carpet business in Greenacres Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth shortly afterwards, and released on R10 000 bail in June that year.
According to the store manager of Gallery 7, Lettie Kümm, Cakmak told her he wanted to purchase three rugs for his wedding anniversary as a surprise for his wife. He told another employee, Hassan Aittaleb that he wanted to buy it for his wife as a birthday gift.
After taking the carpets, Aittaleb accompanied Cakmak to the address in Wilderness. When Aittaleb got out of the car at the house, Cakmak made a quick U-turn and sped off.
Cakmak is represented by Stuart Laubscher from Port Elizabeth. The case serves in front of Magistrate Pumela Yono and Karin Barnard is appearing for the state.
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