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Conman dupes job seeker

by Stephen Jakes
11 Sep 2017 at 07:35hrs | Views
BULAWAYO - A suspected conman is in trouble after he cheated a job seeker of her $100 when he promised him a job in the city.

The man Themba Seletswane (38) was denying the charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sithembiso Ncube. He was found not guilty at acquitted at the close of the state case due to lack of evidence.

It was alleged that on August 11 this year at 3pm the complainant was walking from 3rd avenue along Fort Street when she met the accused who promised her a job to look after his goods which he claimed to be in a truck somewhere.

He ordered her to surrender all the money she had to him so that he takes care of it while she was working. The woman gave him the money and he disappeared with it.

He then ordered her to wait for him across the road saying he wanted to meet his boss. He later signed an envelope which he claimed to be having the complainant's money and gave it back to her. He then went to look for his boss and never returned while the complainant remained waiting for him.

She later discovered that she had been conned and made a report to the police. The accused was later identified by the complainant who alerted the police leading to his arrest.

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