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citypowerTimesLIVE reports that a City Power employee was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to scam a Troyville customer out of R780. The 37-year-old is expected to appear in court on Monday facing charges of fraud and malicious damage to property.

The staff member allegedly visited a business customer’s workplace in Wilhelmina street, under the pretence that he was there to audit the meter. “After fiddling with the meter box, the staff member is said to have demanded an amount of about R780 to reconnect the customer. The quick-thinking customer locked the City Power staffer up and called law enforcement agencies,” City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena indicated. The man was arrested when the City of Joburg's Group Forensics and JMPD responded to the call. The employee allegedly confessed that he was not authorised to do an audit on the customer's meter as he didn't have a job card. City Power CEO Mongezi Ntsokolo welcomed the arrest and said it should serve as a warning to other staff members that their job was to provide a service to residents and not to steal from them.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Shonisani Tshikalange at TimesLIVE

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