BAIL has been granted to a former Port Elizabeth cop who allegedly defrauded job seekers – among them a prominent police captain – out of thousands of rands.
Charl de Ridder, 43, will have to report to the Kabega Park police station once a week as part of his bail conditions.
De Ridder, a former police captain, is accused of accepting money from Port Elizabeth job seekers on the pretext that he would find them work in Dubai or Iraq, where he was employed in the security industry.
He allegedly lied about booking flight tickets and visas and went as far as having passports made up for the complainants. At least seven people fell victim to his alleged scam. De Ridder was arrested on February 15, after one of the complainants spotted him at the Boardwalk casino, which he frequents.
Bail was granted at R1000 and the case postponed to April 3.
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