Camps Bay waiter accused of card skimming appears in court

Ishmail Sulaiman was arrested last week after a customer realised R60,000 was missing from his account.

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CAPE TOWN - A Camps Bay waiter caught skimming a customer's bank card appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on fraud-related charges.

Ishmail Sulaiman was arrested last week after a customer realised R60,000 was missing from his account after handing his card to Sulaiman to settle his restaurant bill.

Surveillance cameras captured the employee swiping the client's debit card on a device which he immediately shoved in his apron, before using the eatery's electronic funds transfer (EFT) machine.

Hawks spokesperson Lloyd Ramovha says, "A 30-year-old waiter appeared at the Cape Town Magistrates Court, facing charges relating to credit-card skimming. The waiter, who is employed at one of the restaurants in Camps Bay, was allegedly caught on camera skimming a customer's card."

The matter has been postponed to next week for a bail application.