Alleged serial swindler in court

November 12, 2012, 9:17 am

WALVIS BAY - South African national, Adriaan Jakobus Pienaar, who is accused of swindling goods worth hundreds of thousands of dollars appeared in court on Monday in Walvis Bay.

The alleged fraud from unsuspecting business people took place in the south and at the coast. On Monday, Pienaar made his second appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on fraud charges. Pienaar was once again denied bail and his case was remanded to January 10, 2013 for further investigations.
He faces a wide range of fraud charges in Swakopmund, Walvis Bay, Lüderitz, Aussenkehr and Keetmanshoop.

In Walvis Bay he allegedly defrauded the business Trust Market Chandlers of N$89 000 worth of goods in September this year.
Pienaar allegedly opened an account with bogus documents at Trust Market Chandlers and bought goods to the value of N$90 000.
Two other businesses also accuse Pienaar of defrauding them of at least N$75 000 worth of electronic goods although no charges were laid.

Pienaar also faces a total of nine counts of fraud in the Windhoek Regional Court. The charges involve a total amount of N$307 848 and date back to May 2009.