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$1 150 Fraud suspect placed off remand

by Stephen Jakes
10 Dec 2016 at 04:59hrs | Views
A man suspected to have defrauded a city company of $1150 has been placed off remand after the state proved not ready to prosecute him.

John Timothy Ndlovu (34) was not asked to plead to fraud when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Charity Maphosa who ruled that further remand for him is being refused indicating that the case will continue by way of summons.

The complainant Charles Kunjane (43) of Ilanda in Bulawayo on September 15 this year  bought a Henred vehicle trailer  from Mervin Charles Francis and was given a vehicle registration book.

On September 28 Kunjane assigned Godfrey Muchinengi his driver to go and licence the trailer  at the Zinara offices at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. The officials seized the  registration book after discovering that it was fake.

Kunjane approached the seller who then showed him Ndlovu the previous owner of the trailer. On October 7 Ndlovu demanded payment which he was given  $1 150 for an original registration book. Later on Ndlovu gave Kunjane two registration books which shared one registration number.

Criminal investigations Department were alerted to the scam and they probed Ndlovu leading to his arrest.

Source - Byo24News