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Job-seeker loses $308 to ex-policeman

08 April 2016 | 1844 Views
A former police officer yesterday pleaded guilty to soliciting for $308 to facilitate the entry of a Harare man into the police force.Lionel Munyaradzi Sambo (28) appeared before Harare magist...
by Court Reporter

Beware of fraudsters - Youth Minister warns the public

22 March 2016 | 1182 Views
THE Ministry of Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment has warned the public to be on the lookout for fraudsters who present themselves as the ministry's head office staff before offering loan...
by Ellah Mukwati

Fraudster dupes local crèches

20 March 2016 | 1911 Views
A CHITUNGWIZA man who allegedly posed as a Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education official to defraud various Dangamvura pre-school owners will spend the next 11 months in jail.Manica Pos...
by Staff Reporter

Fraudulent allowance backfires

15 March 2016 | 1446 Views
A FORMER sales floor supervisor with Sakubva Spar in Mutare fraudulently won an allowance claim during arbitration, which he used to defraud the company of $14 600, the court heard last Friday....
by Prosper Dembedza

Manager 'steals, blows $17,000' in 10 hours

29 February 2016 | 3212 Views
A MANAGER at Zuva Petroleum Station in Bulawayo who was sent to deposit $18,000 allegedly blew $17,000 in less than 10 hours. Solomon Kapedza allegedly disappeared with the company's money cau...
by Nqobile Tshili

Man claims wife dead, sells house

25 February 2016 | 3295 Views
A 74-YEAR-OLD woman faces eviction from her matrimonial home after her estranged husband of 52 years claimed she was dead and sold their house in Bulawayo.The buyer had given the woman up to t...
by Whinsley Masara

$150 000 fraud lands couple in the dock

18 February 2016 | 1673 Views
Midlands State University bursar Mamelo Moyo and her husband Melusi Moyo appeared in court for allegedly siphoning more than $150 000 from the institution in fraudulent, dubious and opaque business tr...
by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Nikisi caught committing fraud at Choppies

01 February 2016 | 4041 Views
The love for quantity landed a Zimunya man in trouble when an alert guard at Choppies Supermarket caught him using a fake receipt.Heavens Nikisi (39) pleaded not guilty to the offence. He was ...
by Collette Mukome

Gwanda businessman swindled $150 in fake notes Eco-cash cash in

12 January 2016 | 3778 Views
A Gwanda Businessman identified as Siziba has been swindled of $150  through a fake fifty dollar notes cash in in which the money was discovered as fake when he wanted to use it to order some goo...
by Stephen Jakes

Man fails to outrun cops, held over $300k fraud

08 December 2015 | 2661 Views
POLICE in Bulawayo last week arrested a 66-year-old suspected serial fraudster who has been on the run since 2010. Abraham Kesari Ndlovu of Richmond suburb faces 11 counts of fraud that involv...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Congregant defrauds church of $7,000

05 November 2015 | 1770 Views
A Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints congregant yesterday appeared in court for defrauding the church of $7 490.Rufaro Richard Bembere (27) of No. 208 Musasa, Old Marimba in Harare, ...
by Staff reporter

Milton High School headmaster faces $10,000 swindle charge

31 October 2015 | 1899 Views
SUSPENDED Milton High School head William Ncube allegedly swindled the institution of more than $10,000 and routinely flouted sound governance procedures, a Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education...
by Auxilia Katongomara

Man defrauded $5000 in mining deal

28 October 2015 | 2051 Views
A man from Nketa was defrauded $5000 in a mining deal.This was heard by the Bulawayo magistrate Sithembiso Ncube when Thamsanqa Kadzu (25) on Nkulumane appeared before her charged with fraud. ...
by Stephen Jakes

Duo steal cop's ID, use it to rob residents

20 October 2015 | 3599 Views
TWO men from Cowdray Park and Luveve allegedly stole a police officer’s identity card and used it to rob unsuspecting residents.William Manda (36) of Cowdray Park and Tichaona Torinda (34) o...
by Stephen Jakes

Man in trouble over fake ID

18 October 2015 | 3596 Views
A Bulawayo man allegedly connived with a lawyer to forge the identity card numbers of a fellow resident on a fake identity card.This was heard by Bulawayo magistrate Sithembiso Ncube when Maxw...
by Stephen Jakes

Villagers demand immediate exhumation of fraud corpse

14 October 2015 | 3294 Views
Mangoromera Villagers in Nyazura are demanding the immediate exhumation of a stranger's corpse they buried in the community following misrepresentations by suspects in the$70 000 Old Mutual fraud, whi...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

EcoCash fraudster nabbed

13 October 2015 | 3838 Views
A man from Hillside in Bulawayo is in trouble after he allegedly forged the identity particulars and coped the mobile numbers of the a an EcoCash agent client before withdrawing the money the client h...
by Stephen Jakes

Stolen corpse used in $70 000 insurance swindle

09 October 2015 | 3031 Views
A RUSAPE man - who stole a corpse from a hospital mortuary, burnt it beyond recognition in a fake accident before defrauding Old Mutual Funeral Services of $70 000 - has been slapped with a 23-year pr...
by Daniel Nemukuyu

Fraud Suspects connive with till operator to swindle city shop

01 October 2015 | 1708 Views
Two Bulawayo men allegedly connived with a City shop till operator to defraud the company of property worthy $89 278,07.This was heard by Bulawayo magistrate Batanai Tuwe when Gift Gwaenda (33...
by Stephen Jakes

Barclays Bank executive up for fraud

21 September 2015 | 3545 Views
A BARCLAYS Bank executive stationed at its Borrowdale Branch has appeared in court accused of transferring $6000 from a client's bank account to Sun Trust Bank in the United States of America without ...
by Court Reporter

Zimbabwean women in alleged pyramid scheme in the UK

12 September 2015 | 3516 Views
UNITED KINGDOM - Two Zimbabwean women including a newly registered nurse have been accused of running a holiday and passport application pyramid scheme that has allegedly fleeced over £14 000 and £5...
by Staff reporter

SANRAL name used fraudulently to obtain banking details

04 September 2015 | 1915 Views
Dear e-toll Account HolderSANRAL Fraud Hotline has detected a scam where an imposter represents themselves as SANRAL personnel and starts off by confirming the person's personal details - incl...
by Sanral

Trio defraud National Foods

29 August 2015 | 737 Views
Three man from Kambuzuma in Harare have been dragged to court for failing to deliver returns of the broken or damaged goods worthy $535 to the National Foods after they delivered the undamaged goods t...
by Stephen Jakes

Granny (59) convicted in $12 000 fraud case

27 August 2015 | 629 Views
Nancy Kutyauripo a 59 year old woman was yesterday convicted of defrauding Zimra official of $12 000 in a well orchestrated residential scam. She on on Wednesday told Harare magistrate Fra...
by Staff reporter

Teacher defraudes Old Mutual Funeral Company

21 August 2015 | 3657 Views
A BULILIMA teacher has been jailed for defrauding Old Mutual Funeral Company of $5,000 after lying that his mother had died in July, 14 years after her death.William Banana Ncube, 25, a teache...
by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Ex-manager up for fraud

14 August 2015 | 2995 Views
A FORMER steel manager for Major Family Savings (MFS) is alleged to have defrauded his employer of $140.Chengetai Chomba appeared before Mutare magistrate, Miss Venencia Mugota last Wednesday ...
by Staff Reporter

Home-seekers lose nearly $1 million

12 August 2015 | 497 Views
Over 500 homeseekers have lost over a million dollars to  two Zanu-PF linked housing cooperatives in Harare. This was revealed by an audit performed by the party. The two housing coop...
by Staff reporter

Massive fraud at Pension Office

08 August 2015 | 3769 Views
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is investigating a racket involving officers and staff from the army, the banking sector and the Registrar General's office diverting funds due to the dependents of ...
by Staff reporter

Redcliff municipal workers defrauded in funeral insurance 'scam'

08 August 2015 | 1852 Views
Some Redcliff Municipal workers are crying foul alleging that their employer deducted money from their salaries towards a funeral insurance policy that proved to be scandalous. According t...
by Tendai Ruben Mbofana

Zimbabwean charged with forgery, fraud, money laundering in Canada

06 August 2015 | 4960 Views
CALGARY - Police have charged a 29-year-old bank employee with money laundering.The charges come after a local bank contacted police in late July to report the theft of bank drafts which t...
by Globalnews.ca‎

Woman in Z$85 000 000 house fraud

01 August 2015 | 4097 Views
A woman  who was the director of Green-fields Constructors and resides in Lancecrew Chivhu has been dragged to court for allegedly defrauding a Pumula South resident of Z$85 000 000 which he ...
by Steven Jacks

Duo in $24 000 fraud scam

28 July 2015 | 4578 Views
Two man from Harare have been arrested and sentenced to 18 months in jail after they defrauded a woman of $24 000 they had charged for a residential stand.Lloyd Zimidzi (47) and Anne Madzi...
by Staff Reporter

Umguza CEO off the hook over $1.6 million fraud

20 July 2015 | 4964 Views
Umguza Rural District council chief executive officer Collen Moyo, who was facing $1,6 million has been left off the hook after his case was withdrawn before plea. The money was meant...
by Staff reporter

Police launch manhunt for former Dynamos player

15 July 2015 | 10378 Views
Former Dynamos and Warriors left-back Harlington Shereni is on the run after he allegedly defrauding the daughter of the late Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Stan Mudenge and a city advertising...
by Staff Reporter

Fidelity Printers bosses up for $2.6 million fraud

09 July 2015 | 4892 Views
Three Fidelity Printers and Refiners bosses including the chief executive officer were today brought before the courts on allegations of defrauding the country's sole gold buyer of more than $2,6 mill...
by Tendai Rupapa

Insurance agent in trouble over $1100 fraud

25 June 2015 | 5703 Views
The Evolution Insurance Company agent  is in trouble after she allegedly defrauded the  company of over $1100.Farai Victor Mutero (26) of New Magwegwe Flats was not asked to plea...
by Stephen Jakes

Zimbabwean gamblers warned of fraudsters

24 June 2015 | 5576 Views
STATE lotteries, gambling regulators and operators must be vigilant as they embrace information communication technology if their industry is to remain relevant, Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi has...
by Lloyd Gumbo

Bunjira in bank loan fraud

20 June 2015 | 5076 Views
A POPULAR Mutare businessman - Davison Bunjira - who owns BBC Hardware Wholesale is embroiled in a house-loan scandal in which he allegedly fraudulently acquired a bank loan using title deeds of a pos...
by Abel Zhakata

2 Zimbabweans in US bankcards 'theft case' in Botswana

18 June 2015 | 6926 Views
A Botswana court is left with only two witnesses in a case in which two Zimbabwean men allegedly stole money from American bank customers, says the prosecution. The state alleges that Tendai G...
by Staff reporter

Medical society accused of swindling clients

07 June 2015 | 5806 Views
A local insurance firm, First Mutual Health is allegedly short-changing clients by unilaterally increasing monthly subscriptions while cutting benefits under its medical aid scheme.A client of...
by Staff reporter

StarFM sues Tich Mataz over $75 000

04 June 2015 | 4363 Views
Television and radio personality Tichafa Matambanadzo, popularly known as Tich Mataz, together with Zanu-PF Hatfield constituency losing candidate Acie Lumumba Mutumanje, have been taken to the High C...
by Staff reporter

Duo defraud employer of over $6600

22 May 2015 | 3381 Views
TWO employees with the Makomwe Transport and Hardware Private Limited T/A Trumol Tiles company are in trouble after they allegedly defrauded their employer of over $6600.Tichaona Mawada (2...
by Stephen Jakes

Winky D accused of fraud

18 May 2015 | 3800 Views
Zimdancehall sensation Winky D is at loggerheads with promoter Luther Pazvakavambwa of Digital One Promotions, who is accusing the musician of fraud after he failed to perform in the United Kingdom d...
by Sophia Chese and Brenda Phiri

Woman impersonate Econet, to defraud unsuspecting clients

16 May 2015 | 3149 Views
A woman has been dragged to court for impersonating Econet and allegedly defrauding an unsuspecting client who paid a total of $38 which was meant for purchasing two solar lights and mobile phone....
by Stephen Jakes

UK-based Zimbabwean fraudster on the run

09 May 2015 | 4435 Views
POLICE are hunting a UK based Zimbabwean who allegedly defrauded a Bulawayo man of 18,900 pounds. Pasca Tapuwa Nyamweda, 35, of no fixed abode, who is on the run allegedly duped Alfred Makumbu...
by Thubelihle Mabhena

Transport Perm-Sec arrested for fraud

29 April 2015 | 6079 Views
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Mr Munesu Munodawafa has appeared in court on charges of criminal abuse of duty as public officer and was granted bail...
by Staff reporter

Zimbabwean charged with cheque fraud in Botswana

28 April 2015 | 4379 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN national who claimed to be a businessman was refused bail when he appeared before a Botswana magistrate charged with cheque fraud last week.Prosecutors say Jeff Chigaundu, 48, pre...
by Staff Reporter I Agencies

Zimbabwe counterfeiter sent on design and print course in UK jail

27 April 2015 | 6221 Views
A CONVICTED counterfeiter in the UK was sent on a design and print course at the taxpayers' expense while he was in jail, it has emerged.The fraudster was serving a two year sentence at Lindho...
by Staff reporters

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

14 April 2015 | 5089 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 | 2713 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

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