NORWOOD - Police are investigating the alleged hijacking of Waverley Bowling Club by a man who allegedly rented out parts of the club illegally to individuals under the City's nose.
Police spokesperson Constable Nonzwakazi Tsoanyane said, "A fraud case was opened against the accused by the latest victim of the alleged scam and it's under investigation."
The complainant was Bevin Petersen, a businessman and co-ordinator of 5-a-side soccer at the club. He said in October 2011 he negotiated with the accused to rent the bar.
"I was under the impression that the man was duly authorised to enter into a lease agreement with me and that he in fact was the landlord of the premises. In November of the same year I officially took over the running of the bar at the club. We agreed on a rent of R15 842.85 per month.