By A Correspondent- A prominent Harare miller, Wayne Moss, the managing director of Mr Brands, and another local company director on Wednesday appeared before Mbare’s Magistrates Court facing fraud charges.
The state alleges Moss and his coaccused, and Kudakwashe Gambanga, approached a local businessman and told him that they were in urgent need of US$25 000 cash for payment of lobola.
They reportedly claimed that they had off-shore free funds in the United Kingdom resulting in the businessman giving them the money.
The state argued that before giving them the money, the businessman asked Moss to transfer the money to his United Arab Emirates account and provide proof of transfer.
Moss is said to have later emailed the businessman a fake proof of payment for the transfer of the money from a United Kingdom Metro Bank account into the businessman’s bank account.
The fake proof prompted the businessman to send US$25 000 to Moss’ account in batches of US$4 000 and US$21 000.
Unfortunately, the money which Mos said he had sent did not reflect in the businessman’s account prompting him to make a follow up with Moss.
The businessman was referred to Gambanga but still failed to recover his money and resolved to report the matter to the police.