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5 'defraud' Mugabe's firm of $70,000

14 April 2015 | 4552 Views
President Robert Mugabe's Gushungo Holdings has been defrauded of over $70,000 by five of its employees, the High Court has heard. Manager Titus Jack,42, is jointly charged with Juliet Jom...
by Staff reporter

Cop acquitted of faking hubby's death for fraud

29 March 2015 | 2206 Views
A MASVINGO police officer stationed at Mashava Police Station had all the reasons to smile after being acquitted on allegations of faking her husband's death to defraud First Mutual Insurance Company ...
by Walter Mswazie

City Lawyer, Prison officer abuse of office charges withdrawn

23 March 2015 | 1945 Views
Bulawayo lawyer Tungamirai Nyengera who has since been jailed for three years and his accomplice Absolom Hlupo who was jailed for one and a half years after they fraudulently made a warrant of lib...
by Stephen Jakes

Company director up for forgery involving $13 500

23 March 2015 | 2415 Views
The Co- director of Full Scap Investment trading as a car dealing company situated at corner Robert Mugabe Way and 12 Avenue in Bulawayo is in trouble after he fraudulently withdrew $13 500 from a...
by Stephen Jakes

Fraudulent Company take over lands eight board of trustees in the dock

20 March 2015 | 1632 Views
EIGHT members of the Board of Trustees at the RCP Belmont Printers situated at Stourbridge Road Donnington Belmont in Bulawayo have been dragged to court for allegedly fraudulently taking over the run...
by Stephen Jakes

Prominent Bulawayo lawyer up for fraud

20 March 2015 | 2160 Views
A PROMINENT lawyer with Cheda and Partners Law firm in Bulawayo, Mlamuli Ncube and three accomplices, allegedly forged powers of attorney and used them to sell two houses in the leafy suburbs of Burn...
by Emily Mbewe

Bogus Estate agent official nabbed for $33 600 fraudulent sale of house

08 March 2015 | 2046 Views
One of the bogus Estate Agent officials has been dragged to court after the syndicate masqueraded as an estate agent and placed an advertisement on the newspaper selling a house belonging to a residen...
by Stephen Jakes

Headmistress 'flees cops' over fraud

06 March 2015 | 2536 Views
Luveve High School's headmistress has been arrested with two members of the School Development Association (SDA), for allegedly stealing $5,000 from the school. Pupils were reportedly treated...
by Temba Dube

Popular Zim dancehall chanter arrested for fraud

27 February 2015 | 6728 Views
POPULAR Zim dancehall chanter, Souljah Love (real name Soul Musaka Muzavazi) who has of late been hogging the limelight for all the wrong reasons was on Wednesday evening arrested for alleged fraud....
by Liberty Dube

Top lawyer dupes woman of house

27 February 2015 | 3368 Views
A SENIOR Bulawayo lawyer has been sucked into a fraud scam after allegedly forging documents used in duping a city businesswoman of her house. According to Chronicle, Godfrey Nyoni, 32, a part...
by Thandeka Moyo

Hospital officials fingured in $700 000 fraud

21 February 2015 | 2176 Views
The Ministry of Health and Child Care says heads will roll at Mnene Mission Hospital after officials were fingered in the abuse of a US$700 000 government fund.Health Minister Dr David Pariren...
by Staff Reporter

Man duped in graveyard ritual

21 February 2015 | 1886 Views
A Harare man lost $2 000 to a self-proclaimed traditional healer who allegedly lured him into a graveyard ritual claiming he would make his money multiply to $7 000 within a few days. The ...
by Court Reporter

Manager defrauds Steward Bank of $180K

16 February 2015 | 3661 Views
A manager with Steward Bank allegedly defrauded the bank of over $180 000 by creating fictitious credit accounts that he used to purchase air tickets, withdraw cash as well as buy goods in foreign c...
by Tendai Rupapa

Goche testifies in fraud case

12 February 2015 | 1911 Views
Former Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Nicholas Goche, authorised Air Zimbabwe Holdings (Pvt) Ltd to pay insurance money directly to an international insurer after the airline'...
by Tendai Rupapa

Police hunt Prophet Uebert Angel over fraud allegations

05 February 2015 | 4492 Views
Police are keen to question Spirit Embassy Ministries founder Prophet Uebert Angel Mudzanire on allegations that he defrauded a Harare man of his vehicle, a Bentley worth $300 000.Angel is sa...
by Tendai Rupapa

Cheda law firm shut down over $350,000 fraud

09 February 2015 | 8011 Views
The original article as published by Chronicle has been removed subject to legal action.Read related article: $20m...
by Thandeka Moyo

Former bank employees up for $65,000 fraud

01 February 2015 | 2401 Views
THREE former ZB Bank workers allegedly defrauded their employer of more than $60 000 after conniving to convert clients' deposits to their own use, a Bulawayo court heard.The trio, Yevai A...
by Tinomuda Chakanyuka

Policeman fined $500 for $30 fraud

31 January 2015 | 1876 Views
A DETECTIVE with 24 years  experience in the police force was yesterday fined $500 (or six months in jail) for fraud involving $30.Saul Mutepaire, 43, who apparently never rose through th...
by Thandeka Moyo

Mutodi acquitted of $500 000 fraud charge

29 January 2015 | 2695 Views
PROPERTY developer-cum-musician Energy Mutodi, who had been on trial for allegedly swindling 16 000 civil servants of over $500 000 in a housing scheme run by his company, was on Thursday acquitted by...
by Staff reporter

Cop escapes jail after stealing friend's certificates

28 January 2015 | 4145 Views
A POLICE officer stationed at Mzilikazi Police Station was lucky to escape jail sentence after being found guilty of stealing a friend's academic certificates. Melusi Ndlera was accused by fr...
by Sibhekisipho Fayayo

Zimra officer forges registration documents for imported vehicle

28 January 2015 | 3789 Views
POLICE in Plumtree have arrested a senior Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official stationed in Bulawayo who is allegedly linked to a scam of fraudulently registering imported vehicles.Ta...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Zanu-PF official up for fraud

22 January 2015 | 2035 Views
THE Zanu-PF women's league secretary for transport in Bulawayo province, Nokuthula Sibanda, has been summoned to appear in court over claims she defrauded a woman of $10 000 on the pretext she wa...
by Staff reporter

Ex-Econet boss jailed

10 January 2015 | 3597 Views
EX-ECONET Bulawayo accounts manager was yesterday slapped with a five year jail term after he was convicted of defrauding the company of airtime worth more than $90,000 in 2012.Morgan Jange, 3...
by Thandeka Moyo

Fraudulent Filling Station - workers face uncertain future

08 January 2015 | 8197 Views
Indigenous fuel importing company Glow Petroleum faces a bleak future as investigations into allegations of massive customs duty fraud intensify.Reports from company sources in Harare clai...
by Staff Reporter

Bulawayo man dupes Switzerland based house owner

08 January 2015 | 4502 Views
A suspected con artist from Bulawayo's Entumbane suburb has been dragged to court for allegedly defrauding a Switzerland based owner of two houses of over $1,700 after misrepresenting as an estate age...
by Staff reporter

Byo pharmacy loses $73 000 in fraud case

30 December 2014 | 4542 Views
A BULAWAYO pharmacy has lost more than $73 150 through fraud after an employee allegedly diverted the money meant to pay suppliers in various intervals to her own use.This was heard by Bul...
by Staff Reporter

African Sun general manager in court for fraud

29 December 2014 | 2727 Views
Sun-Vacations, a subsidiary of hotel conglomerate African Sun, general manager, Christopher Svova, has appeared in court charged with defrauding his employer of more than $23 000.Svova (38) wa...
by Staff Reporter

Senior Zanu PF official implicated in fraudulent vehicle registration

22 December 2014 | 3308 Views
THE Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Vehicle Theft Squad police section in Bulawayo and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) are reportedly investigating fraudulent registration of v...
by Staff Reporter

Zanu PF big wig sucked in farm inputs fraud

13 December 2014 | 2939 Views
ZANU-PF Central Committee member Absolom Sikhosana was on Thursday detained overnight by angry farmers, while national director for youth affairs Tapiwa Zengeya was force-marched from the Willowva...
by Staff Reporter

Teacher, students in court over O' level exam fraud

03 December 2014 | 3340 Views
A TEACHER at a private college in Mutare appeared in court yesterday on a fraud charge after he allegedly attempted to provide answers to an "O" Level student who was sitting for a Geography paper...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe man fleeces US govt of +$100k in tax fraud

25 November 2014 | 4408 Views
A Zimbabwe citizen, who bilked the government out of more than $100,000 in a fake tax return scheme, was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to serve 64 months in jail plus full restitution.Ten...
by Terri Sanginiti, The News Journal

Cops accused of being too slow in CMED fraud case

21 October 2014 | 2677 Views
Police have been accussed of being too slow in arresting known perpetrators after CMED lost US$2,7 million allegedly lost through fraud said advocate Ashton Musunga of Musunga.However, Police ...
by Staff Reporter

Nelson Mandela accused of land fraud

19 October 2014 | 2518 Views
ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela claims her former husband Nelson Mandela may have committed land fraud when he registered a plot of land in Qunu, Eastern Cape, in his own name, the City Press r...
by Sapa

Generations actress accused of fraud

16 October 2014 | 6894 Views
Generations actress Slindile Nodangala, who plays the character of Mam Ruby has been accused of fraud.Three club owners are angry with her for failing to arrive at their nightclubs on the ...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean gang leaders jailed in UK over 'biggest cheque scam'

09 October 2014 | 6214 Views
A 43-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man, Charles Nyongo from Leeds who helped mastermind what is thought to have been the country's biggest ever cheque scam has been jailed.Nyongo was one of the ringle...
by Staff Reporters

Bulawayo fraudster surrenders himself to cops, claims church forced him to do

06 October 2014 | 3395 Views
A 44-YEAR-OLD Tshabalala man, who allegedly defrauded Portland Holdings of about $350,000, claimed his church forced him to hand himself over to police despite being innocent.But Ndobona M...
by Court reporter

Tycoon up for $2,3 million fraud

05 September 2014 | 3260 Views
Proprietor of Pioneer Transport Company, Simon Wilburn Rudland, yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court charged with $2, 3 million fraud after he allegedly transferred his business partner'...
by Staff reporter

Bank official swindles teachers of $4 600

30 August 2014 | 3159 Views
SIX Harare teachers allegedly lost a total of $4 600 to a local building society bank loan officer who clandestinely applied for the teachers, loans with his bank after forging their payslips and ...
by Staff reporter

Mnangagwa's name used for fraud

29 August 2014 | 2809 Views
In a separate case, a suspected con-woman allegedly used Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa's name in a fraud case.This emerged when the trial of Cordelia W...
by Fungai Lupande

Roman Catholic Church defrauded

24 August 2014 | 3089 Views
The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) and Caritas Zimbabwe, an agency of the Roman Catholic Church which carries out the church's social work, could have been prejudiced of about US$600 000,...
by Staff Reporter

Warrant of arrest ZNA fraudster

05 August 2014 | 4005 Views
A BULAWAYO magistrate has issued a warrant of arrest for a city woman who swindled her business partner of $10,500 after claiming to have struck a lucrative tender deal to supply 600 pairs of shoe...
by Mashudu Netsianda

Former ZRP officer jailed in UK for passport fraud

31 July 2014 | 4963 Views
A FORMER ZRP officer, who fled the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe, has been jailed for 30 weeks for possessing a false passport that enabled him to find employment as a care worker.Southampton Crow...
by Staff reporter

Obert Mpofu grilled in court

30 July 2014 | 3119 Views
FORMER Mines and Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu once single-handedly ran the affairs of the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation after dissolving its board and held several meetings with ...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

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

23 July 2014 | 2367 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 | 2906 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 | 3144 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 | 4074 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 | 2517 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 | 3789 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 | 2659 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

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