‘Orthodontist’ faces R25m fraud charge
The case of a man who allegedly presented himself as an orthodontist to apply for a loan has been moved to the Cape Town Regional Court, where he will appear on 4 September.
A Cape Argus report says Gerrit Erasmus Burger – alias Dr Johannes Hattingh – appeared before Magistrate Reaz Khan on charges of fraud in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court.
He faces charges of fraud to the tune of R25m, and was not asked to plead. He intends pleading not guilty.
The matter stems from an incident at Cape Gate Mall in Brackenfell in August last year. According to court papers, he presented himself as a Dr Hattingh and allegedly applied for a R19m loan at Standard Bank.
In a similar incident committed in November last year, he applied for a loan of R25m.
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