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Obert Mpofu fails to testify in the $2 billion fraud case

23 July 2014 | 1474 Views
Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Dr Obert Mpofu, who had been summoned to testify in the $2 billion Lovemore Kurotwi and Dominic Mubaiwa diamond mining fraud trial failed to testify as...
by Staff reporter

'CIO' agent dupes Roman Catholic priest

23 July 2014 | 2024 Views
A HARARE man who masqueraded as a member of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and conned a Roman Catholic priest to provide him with free accommodation and food has been jailed for a...
by Staff reporter

CID fraud squad boss trial postponed

12 July 2014 | 2322 Views
Bulawayo's Criminal Intelligence Department (CID) fraud squad boss' extortion trial was postponed after the defence lawyer said he had not been served with state papers.George Machinga, the of...
by Staff Reporter

Obert Mpofu to testify in $2 billion fraud trial

07 July 2014 | 3260 Views
Former Minister of Mines and Mining Development, who is now the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Obert Mpofu will testify in court in the ongoing $2 billion fraud trial of Love...
by Staff reporter

CID boss's fraud trial date set

05 July 2014 | 1712 Views
The trial of Bulawayo's CID Fraud Section boss accused of extortion after he allegedly demanded $550 from a local accused of fraudulent activities in order to free him will commence next week, Thu...
by Staff reporter

Gono accused of fraud

26 June 2014 | 3025 Views
Bikita West legislator and ex-advisor to former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr Gideon Gono, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, has written a formal report on alleged tax fraud by his former boss....
by Staff reporter

Beware of VAT fraud - tax expert

26 June 2014 | 2126 Views
It is a fact that we are living in a challenging an economic environment and it is really proving difficult to run a profitable business in Zimbabwe especially for the SME sector to which I belong. I ...
by Elisha Tshuma

Chinese investors dupe Zanu-PF bigwigs

22 June 2014 | 2505 Views
Top Government and Zanu-PF officials were duped by a group of dubious Chinese investors whose licence has since been cancelled for flouting immigration, exchange control and tax regulations, it has be...
by Brian Chitemba

Emeralds deal goes wrong

08 June 2014 | 1657 Views
A BID to make quick cash backfired for a Zvishavane man who was left counting his losses after being duped of his hard-earned money by two con artistes in a botched $11 000 emeralds deal.Hones...
by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Former Mayor up for fraud

05 June 2014 | 4037 Views
FORMER Chitungwiza mayor Philemon Tawengwa Chipiyo appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Court alongside Vincent Didymus Tom Baris, in a matter the duo is accused of swindling a prospective stand owner ...
by Staff Reporter

Kereke complaints about 'unethical fraudulent' lawyers

05 June 2014 | 2370 Views
Rock Foundation Medical Centre owner Dr Munyaradzi Kereke yesterday filed a complaint with the Law Society of Zimbabwe against two lawyers he accused of unethical and fraudulent conduct in the case in...
by Fidelis Munyoro

Malawi recount votes after fraud allegations

25 May 2014 | 2472 Views
Blantyre - Vote counting continued on Sunday in Malawi after this week's general election despite an attempt by President Joyce Banda to stop the counting and call a new election within 90 days....
by Staff Reporter

Billionaire businessman executed over fraud

24 May 2014 | 3986 Views
TEHRAN - Iranian state television says a billionaire businessman at the heart of a $2.6bn state bank scam, the largest fraud case since the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has been executed....
by AP

Foreigner swindled

05 May 2014 | 2871 Views
A Harare businessman, Charles Chisango will on Wednesday appear before a Shurugwi magistrate facing charges of defrauding his foreign partners of mining equipment worth $2.5 million. Chisa...
by Staff reporter

Zim man faces up to 10 years in US jail and a $250k fine for tax fraud

12 April 2014 | 2960 Views
A Zimbabwe citizen pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Delaware of bilking the government out of more than $100,000 by filing fake tax returns, officials said Friday....
by Terri Sanginiti I The News Journal

Stands fraudster nabbed

09 April 2014 | 1870 Views
An Umguza man who duped desperate home-seekers by offering them land at Springs Farm for a fee has landed in court.Nhlanhla Siwela, 45, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipa faci...
by Staff reporter

CID hunts down 500 fraud suspects

06 April 2014 | 3397 Views
Over 500 suspected fraudsters, among them prominent politicians and business people, are being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department's serious fraud squad, it has been established. ...
by Itai Mazire

Pathisa Nyathi's wife arrested for blowing $24,000

01 April 2014 | 6131 Views
ELIZABETH Nyathi, the headmistress of Amaswazi Primary School in Bulawayo's Luveve suburb, has been arrested for allegedly embezzling more than $24,000 in tuition fees and school development funds....
by Patrick Chitumba

Tollgate employees nabbed over fraud

31 March 2014 | 5263 Views
Police have arrested 4 Zinara tolling officers who are accused of defrauding the road authority in a tollgate voucher scam. The 4 - Stewart Sihlangu from Waterfalls, Annie Wadzanai Muridzi...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans jailed over card and cheque fraud in Belfast

27 March 2014 | 2745 Views
Two Zimbabwean men discovered in a north Belfast flat, which was being used as a counterfeiting factory, have been jailed for their roles in the enterprise, UTV News reported....
by UTV News

2 Zimbabwean men sentenced in US tax fraud case

14 March 2014 | 2491 Views
Two men from Zimbabwe charged with using the identities of hundreds of Americans to file false tax returns in a Cincinnati-based scheme have been sentenced.Tawanda Marim...
by AP

Zimbabwean man jailed 6 years for US tax fraud

09 March 2014 | 2054 Views
25-YEAR-OLD Cincinnati man was sentenced to almost six years in prison Thursday. Tawanda Marimbire was jailed for his role in a fraudulent tax-refund scheme which sent most of the stolen funds to Zimb...
by Staff reporter

Millions of dollars fraudulently deposited into Pastor's personal bank accounts

08 March 2014 | 5120 Views
A PASTOR with the City Gospel Tabernacle in Mutare has been fingered by restive Capital Base Savings and Credit Co-operative clients as being in possession of millions of dollars that were fraudulentl...
by Staff Reporter

Man defrauds Zimbabwe police of $1,6 million

26 February 2014 | 5727 Views
The trial of a Harare businessman, Herman Chimusoro who is facing charges of defrauding the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) of $1,6 million has been postponed to next month.Chimusoro, who is th...
by Court reporter

Mugabe's name used to dupe home-seekers

20 February 2014 | 1374 Views
A Noritash Apostolic Church member allegedly swindled fellow congregants of $802 after claiming to have been sent by the President's Office with an offer of residential stands for them.Prosper...
by Lovemore Meya

Woman arrested for defaulting on maintenance

14 February 2014 | 3430 Views
A woman who was last year dragged to the maintenance court by her estranged husband claiming $200 maintenance fee for the upkeep of their three children is back in the dock after she was nabbed fo...
by Staff reporter

Air Zimbabwe boss arrested for fraud

13 February 2014 | 2268 Views
Air Zimbabwe Private Limited company secretary Grace Nyaradzo Pfumbidzayi has been arrested on six counts of fraud and one of criminal abuse of duty as a public officer for allegedly swindling the air...
by Staff reporter

Maid attempts to defraud a bar lady

05 February 2014 | 2188 Views
A HOUSEMAID based in South Africa and her childhood friend found themselves sharing the accused's box to answer charges of fraud after their attempt to defraud a bar lady at Highway Sports Bar in Vict...
by Staff reporter

Company director up for fraud

31 January 2014 | 3070 Views
A 39-year-old company director, Blessing Munofa Munjoma, has appeared in court in connection with a bank scandal in which the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development allegedly lost over US$500 000. ...
by Tendai Rupapa

Zimbabwean asylum seeker in UK benefit fraud

20 January 2014 | 2757 Views
ZIMBABWEAN asylum seeker Sandra Murenha claimed benefits even though she was working in a job that she had obtained by lying.Murenha (36) received £2 000 in Job Seeker's Allowance while wor...
by stalbansreview.co.uk

Zimbabweans held for stealing IDs in SA

13 January 2014 | 4971 Views
Johannesburg - Two men were arrested for identity document theft and possession of fraudulent official documents in Germiston on Monday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.Chief Superintendent Wilfr...
by Staff eporter

Prominent city lawyer implicated in housing wrangle

27 December 2013 | 3279 Views
A Pumula man, 65, is accusing a prominent city lawyer of causing him to lose his house in a suspected fraudulent auction.Enock Mpofu is accusing Brighton Ndove of Marondedze, Mukuru, Ndove an...
by Staff reporter

School head jailed for fraud

16 December 2013 | 3103 Views
AN acting school head in Masvingo has been sentenced to an effective four years in jail for defrauding the school of more than $74,000.Energy Mabhedhla, 44, who was an acting head at Gutu√¢...
by Staff Reporter

Woman defrauds employer of $119,000

12 December 2013 | 3993 Views
A BULAWAYO woman stands accused of defrauding her employer of $119,000.Rebecca Munzvengwa, employed as an administrative assistant in the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, allegedly st...
by Court Reporter

Fraudster leaves court in stitches

05 December 2013 | 4912 Views
SUSPECTED fraudster, Blessing Sibanda, left the court in stitches when he said the three female complainants in the criminal case he was facing four counts of fraud were his lovers - who voluntarily ...
by Staff Reporter

Tich Mataz removed from remand

04 December 2013 | 2596 Views
Former Star FM programmes manager Tichafa Augustine Matambanadzo, who is accused of defrauding the radio station of over $125 000, has been removed from remand after his lawyer successfully applied fo...
by Court Reporter

Couple jailed for defrauding home seekers

29 November 2013 | 1713 Views
A HARARE couple has started serving three years in jail each for  defrauding  Gweru home seekers of about $40 000 through a botched residential stands deal. The couple, Wiford Edwar...
by Staff reporter

Fraudster chooses jail over community service

24 November 2013 | 2969 Views
A former loan clerk at Stanbic Bank convicted of theft and fraud stunned a Bulawayo magistrate court when she chose to be jailed than perform community work saying she is used to her housemaid doing a...
by Staff reporter

Pastor in $85 000 fraud

20 November 2013 | 2514 Views
A pastor with Spirit Embassy church in Botswana has appeared in court on allegations of swindling a local company, Traverze Travel of cash amounting to $85 000.Daniel Mopurisi (52) of Francist...
by Court Reporter

Zimbabwean man to be deported from US after serving jail term

15 November 2013 | 4952 Views
A Dallas man must serve nearly four years in prison and repay almost $1.5 million in a college student tax returns scam.Prosecutors in Texas on Thursday announced the sentence for 39-year-...
by AP

NUST assisting Housing Trusts to cheat its employees?

12 November 2013 | 3287 Views
The so-called NUST Umguza Housing Scheem Taskforce which was appointed by workers after they realized that they have been cheated into believing that R. Dube, who is the NUST Workers Committee chairpe...
by NUST Employee

UK city after Cannan Banana's son over benefits

12 November 2013 | 3732 Views
THE son of former Zimbabwe president Cannan Banana has been investigated by a UK council for benefit fraud in an alleged scam involving his wife, a £95,000 winner on television show Deal or No...
by Staff reporter

Two in court for defrauding a finance company

11 November 2013 | 1960 Views
TWO suspected Harare fraudsters appeared in court last Friday charged with defrauding a finance company, Cover Link Finance, of thousands of dollars through a dubious loan scheme.Ishmael Muta...
by Staff Reporter

Sodindo Banana's daughter-in-law a fraudster

07 November 2013 | 4779 Views
Caroline Banana, daughter-in-law to Zimbabwe's first post-independence president sparked outrage when it was revealed she continued to claim benefits after winning 95 000 pounds on UK TV reality ...
by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF MP charged with fraud

31 October 2013 | 2483 Views
The High Court has ordered Mutare North legislator Batsiranayi Pemhenayi to pay over $18 000 to Zuzei Mandiyabe whom he defrauded through a botched property sale deal.In a High Court order han...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T suspends official over $10 000 fraud

31 October 2013 | 2098 Views
The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has suspended its Bulawayo provincial administrator on allegations of misappropriating more than $10 000 of funds meant to pay polling agents during the July 31 election...
by Staff reporter

Ex-convict defrauds Zanu-PF losing candidate

29 October 2013 | 2918 Views
BULAWAYO businessman and politician Kevin Muzvidziwa was allegedly defrauded of $950 by an ex-convict who sold him a stolen car and disappeared before delivering it.Muzvidziwa contested the 31...
by Court Reporter

Injiva in court for $5,000 fraud

23 October 2013 | 2297 Views
AN injiva has appeared in court for allegedly swindling a Bulawayo man of $5 000 purporting that he would buy him a car. The court was told that Effiah Ncube (42), of B027 The Ridge in Hillbro...
by Court Reporter

Suspected female fraudster arrested

18 October 2013 | 4387 Views
BULAWAYO - A suspected female fraudster who allegedly conned different people including relatives of thousands of dollars has been nabbed.Emilia Sibanda, 46, of Khumalo South suburb in Bulaway...
by Staff Reporter

Prison officers defraud ZPS of $17,000

11 October 2013 | 2743 Views
The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services internal police has unearthed an electricity billing scam involving 4 of its members and ZESA workers that has defrauded the organisation of thousands of...
by Staff reporter

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