O my word this guy stayed with us from 1 to 4 May and said they making a reality show about mix couples marriage and can they do a video at the lodge, same story with his wife etc. He was booked in by us as Deon Troy Sesadeleer and he also disappeared without paying.(his wife was suppose to arrive the next day with traveller cheques to pay) He just left his key in the room and disappeard. We phoned the number he gave us 0736240083 , when we called it it was a Mr Dion Van Dyk’s number. After that a Mr Marinus Hugo 0823306299 started phoning me saying he was called by Mr van Dyk to tell him about us and that he was also robbed by this guy from some cash. He sent me a police report of this guy from 2007 see attached. (email me firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
This man is unscrupulous.
You welcome to contact me for further info and for photos
George Lodge International
From: Bob Hunter [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 13 May 2014 09:31 AM
Subject: NAA: Bilker Warning
13th May 2014
Stupidly, we never thought this would happen to us.
We just had a guy staying with us for 8 days, under the name DENIS GEMASKI (from the Netherlands), he left this morning without paying. He said he was a marine biologist with a film crew, filming sharks, whales and dolphins in the area…. He had an amazingly believable story, and it was believable for 8 days along with daily chats over breakfast and beers, pictures of sharks on his ipad each morning etc…
Polite, well spoken, very personable, sounded European, smart casual dressed, seemingly on foot with little luggage (mix up with hire car, luggage lost at airport). See pictures.
He showed us pictures of his newly married wife etc. etc. Told us his mother in law has the Yellow Lodge in Stellenbosch.
Just phoned there, and they told us he is an accomplished con artist called DEON MARAIS – see Facebook pictures. And scammed them and many other people in the area. There is a police case open for him, and private investigators after him. Also went under the name TROY KOCK, was staying at HIDEAWAY before coming to us (same story and left without paying).
I see on his Facebook page he has been arrested previously a few years ago, for other deceptions.
PLEASE PLEASE be on the lookout for him, and circulate to everyone in the area, he is possibly still in the area. He looks a bit slimmer than in the photos..
Shhsss thought we was a bit smarter than this!!!
Inyathi Guest Lodge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
His facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/deon.marais2?fref=ts