Monte murder: Suspects racked up R100k bill

Four suspects, charged with fraud, allegedly ran up a bill of R100,000 on the murder victim’s credit card.

Four suspects, charged with fraud, allegedly ran up a bill of R100,000 on the murder victim’s credit card.

JOHANNESBURG - It's emerged the four men arrested for fraud in connection with the murder of Johannesburg father Dustan Blom allegedly ran up a bill of a R100,000 on his credit card.

Brothers Louis and Heinrich Coetzee, along with Ian Manyika and Alexander De Kooker, allegedly used the card just days after Blom was murdered.

The widowed father's body was found in the boot of his car in the parking lot at Montecasino in Fourways two months ago.

Senior public prosecutor Yusuf Baba told the Randburg Magistrates Court on Thursday that an FNB statement showed Blom's credit card was swiped until it racked up a bill of R100,000.

Police arrested three of the four accused last week after they were captured on a surveillance camera using the card.

De Kooker (22) was tracked down on Wednesday at the Hillbrow Police Station where he was being held for another crime.

All four have been formally charged with two counts of fraud.

On Wednesday, couple Maruschka Robinson and Jean-Pierre Malan appeared in the same court after being charged with Blom's murder.