Leonard Marange (33) and Philip Maverevedze the men who allegedly defrauded OK Zimbabwe of $70 000 appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Barbara Chimboza. They are facing fraud charges and their trial date was set as May 9. The two allegedly hacked into OK Zimbabwe’s credit facility system called Money Wave.
The State alleges that Isaiah Marange opened a Money Wave account at OK Mart with $5 only under the name Kundai Liberty Masamba on 25 December. On 26 December he hacked into the system and credited his account with $35 000. The money reflected as if it had been deposited at OK Queensdale. Marange then connived with Leonard Marange (33) and Philip Maverevedze to purchase goods using the fraudulent card until they depleted the balance.
Two days later, on 28 December, Marange hacked into the Money Wave system again and fraudulently credited another $35 000. Together with his accomplices they purchase goods and got cash until the card balance was depleted.The matter came to light after OK Queensdale noticed discrepancies when they received their bank statement. Marange and his accomplices were all arrested.