Fastfood Deliveryman With R120K Allegedly Fleeced Customers With Own Device

A former fastfood delivery man appeared in Emalahleni Magistrate’s Court, Mpumalanga, on Wednesday after complaints were received from clients who had noticed extra charges on their bank accounts after paying him for their orders. The suspect was found with an illegal point of sale device and more than R120,000 in cash.

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The POS device found on the suspect. Photo: SAPS.

Patrick Kananga Mukandila, described as a foreign national by the SA Police Service in a statement, was employed at a well-known fast food outlet in Emalahleni. During November 2019, the shop manager allegedly received a lot of complaints from the clients about extra charges debited from their bank accounts after paying for their orders on the speed point provided by the delivery man.

The Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation arrested Mukandila on 28 November 2019. A POS card skimming device was found in his possession. The team proceeded to his house, where a stolen bank card, external hard drivers, laptop, three computer towers, memory sticks, two cell phones, slips and R120 000 in cash were seized for further investigation.

Mukandila has since appeared in court on numerous occasions including his most recent appearance where he was remanded in custody. The matter is postponed to 28 August 2020.