- A petrol attendant was rewarded when he put his faith in the police to solve a crime
- He had been given a fake R100 note by a customer and vowed to take the matter to the police
- His manager had little faith that the police would investigate and bet the attendant R100 that the case would be ignored
A petrol attendant bet against the odds with his boss and won when he helped the police solve a case involving counterfeit money.
Rowan Issacs, 35, was given a false R100 note over the weekend by a customer and he was made it his mission to return the money to its owner.
He works at the BP on Prince George Drover and received the fake money when a customer came to put R120 petrol into his car.
Briefly.co.za learned that the manager, Desmond Claassen, realised that the R100 was fake and told Rowan according to the dailyvoice.co.za.
Rowan didn't believe it at first because the man had appeared to be very decent. He told his manager that he would report the matter to the police.
Desmond had little faith that the police would take a case of a fake R100 note seriously. He told Rowan that if the police did investigate he would give Rowan R100.
Rowan kept his word and reported the matter to the Steenberg SAPS on Sunday and was genuinly surprised when two detectives and a captain visited the garage the next day and asked to see the security footage.
They use the recording to trace the driver using his license plate and called him in. The driver was shocked, he said that he had drawn the money at a local supermarket and had no idea that the R100 was not real.
Desmond was shocked and delighted that the police acted so quickly and admitted that he lost the bet and gave Rowan his reward, R100.
The police did not charge the customer as they believed that he had done the "honourable thing".
Rowan was happy that the customer had returned otherwise the R100 would have been deducted from his pay. When something like this happens the petrol attendants are the victims and not the garage as the money comes out of their pay.
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