I couldn't believe it! It was Fabian, remember the guy who used to pretend to be a musicians roadie who was out of petrol trying to get back to Cape Town, he had a very credible way of presenting it ... I went on the radio and discovered that lots of people had been conned by him. I've often wondered what had happened to him...— John Robbie comment
Former conman, Fabian Grenz was living on the streets of Johannesburg almost 20 years ago when John Robbie stopped to help him out and 'loan' him money, John was later informed that he had in fact been scammed by Fabian.
Fast forward about 20 years, and former conman and drug addict, Grenz is now MD of his own company, SA Rope Access where he has 300 employees.
Grenz bumped into John on Tuesday last week and after apologizing for scamming him all those years ago, he has signed up to raise R100 000 to join the #CEOSleepoutZA on the 18th June.
Photo: CEO's at the launch of the #CEOSleepoutZA.
The opportunity presented itself so beautifully when I met you I didn't know about the CEO Sleepout and I became aware of it on that morning that I met you. You didn't want to take the money back so I thought well [since] I'd definitely conned a lot more than R250 off you so it would be fitting for me to make a sizeable contribution to society since God has been so good to me.— Former conman and street dweller, Fabian Grenz
John spoke to Fabian on the John Robbie Show last week, listen to their conversation below:
Listen to John Robbie's entire comment about Fabian's story below: