NATIONAL NEWS - AN alleged conman, posing as a lay pastor and a licensing and firearms officer, is working his way through Durban North; asking business owners and residents to support his alleged fundraising drive.
Leigh-Ann Angwort, administrator for Durban North Methodist Church said the man had somehow obtained a copy of their letterhead.
With the falsified document he is allegedly asking the community to donate towards church’s sandwich drive.
However, Angwort has categorically stated that the man is not involved with the Durban North Methodist Church and urged the community not to give him any money.
“The man obviously knows that the church donates sandwiches to the needy and is now using this in his scam,” she said.
The businessman, whose identity is known to Northglen News, but has requested anonymity, said the alleged scammer spent about 35 minutes at his store in Broadway.
“He told me he needed to purchase 50 loaves of bread at R10. I gave him R450. He then said he was a licensing and firearms officer at Greenwood Park Police Station and he could get me a firearm licence for R450. So I gave it to him,” said the businessman.