He says he has a daughter who he hasn't seen in years, but she has a horrible mother who doesn't want her, so she is being sent to him (at 6 yrs old) and he has full custody... At the moment she is I think he said in Portugal... She obviously did not arrive. If she is his daughter, from the photos I saw, she is a beautiful little girl, and I am sure her mother is keeping her away from him for very good reasons (and who of us don't go soft when it comes to a child, so there he caught me hook, line and sinker...).
The job he was doing, he was doing to do something, he had enough money, so didn't need money. Then wanted to start his own business again, and was just waiting for his millions to clear from overseas so he could buy a vehicle and the tools he needed. Then his money was going to clear the next day, and he wanted to have cash in the house, so please could he have access to the safe to put the cash he was drawing into it.
All sounds so genuine, he is a master at conning! Then he starts doing jobs so long, small ones, and has product delivered to site, this while his money has not cleared yet, because his broker messed up the paperwork. But the money is coming... He has screamed at the bank manager by now, is at the bank every day, and the bank manager has fired the broker, and this bank manager is just the most amazing guy who is sorting all his stuff out personally for him (only for me to go to the bank, and strangely enough, the bank manager is a lady...
And no, I didn't go to the bank just to find this out, I was there on my own business, and happened to see... Well, his response: "maybe I have been dealing with the assistant manager then"...).
He has no money, no car (he was using my car to get to site... I eventually had to beg for lifts with MY CAR!!!). And when I complained about my car being dirty because of him and his worker, he turned around and told me that I had dirtied the car... I work in an office environment...
Then when the pawpaw hits the fan, all the gold jewellery in my safe was gone (wonderful jobs, bringing in money...meantime your jewellery pawned for the days job!). Then the calls start coming in, deposits taken for jobs, and jobs not done! He took a R 6,000.00 deposit from an pensioner couple in Weltevreden Park, and he has gone with that money.
He stole my late husbands gold chain (a thick mens gold chain), and all my gold jewellery (more the sentimental value that hurts so much, some of it I had for more than 20 years). He admitted to taking it, and promised to replace (which he cannot do, and could not remember where he sold it, so supposedly went to all the pawn shops in the area to try and find it, which of course was another lie), and then promised to give the value of the jewellery in cash back (this did not happen either, obviously).
Found bags with empty liquor bottles in my spare room cupboard (when I started complaining about the drinking, just carried on on the sly). He definately has a drinking problem, and something stronger I suspect. Also, ANY hard tack... It just goes. I had 7 bottles of good expensive whiskey... Found empty bottles in the boxes!
You may think I am talking in a bit of a mumble jumble, but that is what the 5 months of my life were like with him, getting more stressful daily, as the web of lies tightened. You can see the lies, he smooth talks you out of it, but the doubts are still there. When the people started harassing me for their money, which he took to do jobs, that is when the stress really became bad... I had people coming to my work place (clients and his employees), this carried on for about a week, then he took an OD of sleeping tablets...but just enough to let him sleep for a day...
Yes, now I sound like a bitch, but this was my only way out, as I got him out of my home in an ambulance, and that was it, he was not coming back! My stress levels were finished by this stage! I found a number on his phone for his brother he spoke about, turned out to be his step brother, and the response I got was "I will let the relevant parties know" no shock, so it had obviously happened before... He wanted to come back, and I think he was very shocked when I refused. This was an attention seeking exercise, and by this time I was past the sympathy stage.
I have lost a lot. Yes, it is just material stuff, but it meant a lot to me! I was also conned, which makes me feel like a fool. I also have to pay for one of the jobs I recommended him for to be re-done, as he did such a crap job (I cannot take responsibility for all his jobs, but when I did the recommending personally, I am ultimately responsible... Thank goodness I did not recommend him to all his clients). He caught me at a time I was very vulnerable, and took me for a ride, enjoying every minute of it. He thrives on conning people.
He says his mother conned him out of a lot of his hard earned money that he has invested overseas... (I suspect it was the other way around).
He doesn't have friends, and no contact with his family (even though his sister lives not far from where I live, I was never introduced...only met her because I went and dropped his belongings there, as I was adamant that he was not coming back here!).
Beware, he has excuses for everything, and can validate everything! Like no car... He bought his Honda cash (with all his millions), and didn't have time to insure before it was stolen! Now waiting for his other millions to be released to buy another vehicle...
Ladies and the elderly, look out for this guy, he is only out there to do you out of your hard earned money and belongings. He knows everything of everything, and is an expert at everything! The first thing he will do for you if you have the space, is to plant a herb or herb and veg garden... I think that is all he actually can do properly!!!
Anyway, the cops are also looking for him, as I have opened a case of theft against him, and I hope there are other people out there that have the guts to also put their foot down and expose him for what he really is.
All this guy deserves for the emotional turmoil he put me through, the financial and sentimentality losses, and I know the pensioner couple who's money he took, and I am sure other people out there who haven't spoken up, is to go to jail!
I know he is already working on his next victim, and I pray this message gets to that person before he does too much damage. And to everyone else who may cross paths with him. Everyone is entitled to be informed and warned about him. I only wish someone had put this warning out there sooner, but I have now gone through this, and can only pray my experience helps others out there to maybe not go through the same or similar.
|Address:||near beyers naude|
|Crime Date/Time:||18 Dec 2013, 00:12 AM|
|Reported Date:||18 Feb 2014, 15:02 PM|