An elderly Windhoek man who saw an opportunity to make a quick buck by pretending to install electric motors appeared in the Katutura Magistrate Courts last week.
On 11 August this year, Conrad Bezuidenhoudt, approached his first client who had no idea that he was about to give away N$11 700 for absolutely no service. While in Rocky Crest on the day of the incident, Bezuidenhoudt convinced Chatu Joseph Chatu that he provides services such as installation of pre-paid electric motors.
Chatu later found out that he had not gotten the service he had paid for after the transaction had been made. He reported the case to the police and Bezuidenhoudt was arrested early this month.
He was charged with theft under false pretence and for misrepresenting himself as a professional at the job.
Bezuidenhoudt was able to return to his daily life after he was released on N$1000 bail. He told the court that he would be representing himself in the case.
He will be returning to courts on 16th of this month as his case is still under investigation.