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Young smooth fraudster with multiple identities sought for numerous crimes throughout SA

Fraud Alert:

An alleged con artist who has run circles around the police in the Eastern Cape has been unmasked as an accomplished, slick trickster with multiple identities and links to a slew of victims across South Africa.

Be it under the name Kenton Nark, Mark Michaels or Marcus Smith, it has emerged that the alleged conman is sought for crimes countrywide.

Weekend Post can reveal that his real name is in fact Mukhtaar Achmat.

Former friends who grew up with the 29-year-old in the small town of Fleurhof, near Roodepoort in Gauteng, described him as someone who could sell ice to an Eskimo in winter.

From fancy vehicles to cellphones, clothing and electronics, Achmat has allegedly fleeced at least 50 people in Mossel Bay, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and East London…..

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