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Fake US$ notes land man in jail

by Court Reporter
22 Sep 2014 at 06:33hrs | Views
A Chitungwiza man was jailed for and effective 14 months last Thursday for attempting to buy sanitary pads with counterfeit notes.

Tawana Bocha (25) of Zengeza approached Kudakwashe Nkwali, who runs a tuckshop in Manyame Park on September 14 this year at around 2pm.

The court heard that Bocha was in possession of a fake US$20 note that he handed over to Nkwali intending to buy sanitary pads and cooking oil.

On checking the note, Nkwali found it dubious and called a woman only identified as "Mai Sharon" who lives at the same house.

On checking the note |Mai Sharon" concurred that it was fake but Bocha insisted that it was not, but offered to get another note from home.

He left the place in a huff and returned shortly with a R100 note which he handed over, only to be told that it too was fake.

The ensuing argument drew the attention of a police officer who was passing by leading to Bocha's arrest.

He was found in possession of US$40 and R200 in counterfeit bills.

Chitungwiza magistrate Mr Lazarus Murendo sentenced him to 18 months jail after he pleaded guilty to possession of articles intended for criminal use.

Four months were suspended for five years.

Ms Zuvarashe Mushayabasa prosecuted.

Source - The Herald