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

12 April 2014 | 2549 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 | 1523 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 | 3013 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 | 5456 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 | 4841 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 | 2416 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 | 2207 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 | 1817 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 | 4790 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 | 5485 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 | 1120 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 | 3188 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 | 1996 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 | 1979 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 | 2812 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 | 2455 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...

Zimbabweans held for stealing IDs in SA

13 January 2014 | 4660 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 | 2977 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 | 2910 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 | 3802 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 | 4598 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 | 2309 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 | 1491 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 | 2777 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 | 2364 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 | 4755 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 | 2955 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 | 3531 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 | 1690 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 | 4595 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 | 2290 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 | 1873 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 | 2703 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 | 2075 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 | 4080 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 | 2434 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

Dead man defrauds Bosso star

11 October 2013 | 2987 Views
A man who has since died allegedly defrauded Highlanders Football Club striker Master Masitara of a house worth $12 000 in Nkulumane 5 suburb. The Bosso player, who joined the club from Botswa...
by Mafu Sithabile

Former Zimra official up for $75 000 fraud

10 October 2013 | 2890 Views
A FORMER Zimbabwe Revenue Authority employee who allegedly swindled the revenue collection authority of more than $75 000 after originating fake documents has appeared in court.Terrence Mukuz...
by Court Reporter

Tich Mataz trial set for Wednesday

05 October 2013 | 1653 Views
Former Star FM programmes manager Tichafa Augustine Matambanadzo, accused of defrauding the company of over $125 000 after diverting its advertising revenue to two companies that he had interests in, ...
by Court Reporter

Cop converts $10 000 fine to personal use

02 October 2013 | 3402 Views
A police officer based at Mzilikazi Charge Office has been arrested after he failed to conceal an offence where he had allegedly converted a fine to personal use.Lawrence Dlamini, 25, of Sizin...
by Staff reporter

ZB Life Assurance accused of fraud

13 September 2013 | 2115 Views
ZB Life Assurance is embroiled in a messy wrangle with a group of policyholders, who are demanding their premiums back citing misrepresentation on the benefits of the insurance product. There ...
by Business reporter

Wendall in court for insurance fraud

10 September 2013 | 2121 Views
The trial of former Big Brother Africa reality TV winner Wendall Parson commenced yesterday with Siphatisile Sibanda from Alliance Insurance Company testifying.Sibanda indicated that Parson, w...
by Staff reporter

MDC-T election agents in court for conspiracy to commit fraud

08 September 2013 | 1548 Views
Two MDC-T election agents yesterday appeared before magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa facing charges of conspiracy to commit fraud.The duo, Cosmas Kamba, 56, and Lancelot Mudavanhu, 59, pleaded not...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean man jailed for $850,000 fraud in the US

07 September 2013 | 3164 Views
GRAND RAPIDS, U.S - A Grand Rapids-area Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for his part in the embezzlement of $850,000 from Battle Creek's W.K. Kellogg Foundation....
by Staff reporter

Mawere allegedly used an ANC letterhead to defraud SA's national lottery

04 September 2013 | 2399 Views
Johannesburg - Controversial former ANC leader and businessman Mutumwa Mawere allegedly used the ruling party's letterhead and the signature of a colleague to defraud the national lottery of more than...
by Sunday Independent

Man jailed for defrauding late John Nkomo

30 August 2013 | 4114 Views
A MAN from Pumula South, who defrauded the late Vice-President John Nkomo's Astra Building Centre Company of more than $1 300 through forging receipts, has been slapped with an effective nine-month j...
by Staff reporter

EcoCash agent arrested for defrauding clients

24 August 2013 | 3034 Views
A Bulawayo man who was contracted as an EcoCash agent has been arrested for allegedly deliberately transferring clients' money to himself.Bandile Manduma (21), was employed as an agent by Cas...
by Court Reporter

Bogus pastor jailed for fraud

16 August 2013 | 1489 Views
A Chitungwiza man who swindled a woman of more than US$13 000 by misrepresenting to her that he was a pastor with the privilege of importing a duty-free vehicle was yesterday sentenced to 24 months i...
by Staff reporter

Mpilo doctors defraud elderly patient

13 August 2013 | 4174 Views
TWO Mpilo Hospital doctors were on Friday fined $300 each after they forced an elderly patient to pay for an operation before pocketing the money.Tichafara Chigwaza (25) and Wadzanai Chuma (3...
by Staff reporter

Woman jailed for defrauding hubby of $5,500

07 August 2013 | 3791 Views
A WOMAN from Sauerstown in Bulawayo has been jailed 20 months after she cheated her husband of $5 500 in a housing stand deal.Jane Nyoni (49) pleaded not guilty to fraud when she appeared bef...
by Staff reporter

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