A Bulawayo man, Bruce Chafa has appeared before the courts facing fraud charges after he allegedly defrauded Reekays Supermarkets of $20 000 by faking Ecocash payment messages on separate occasions.
Bulawayo magistrate, Ms Nomasiko Ndlovu did not ask the accused to plead to fraud and then remanded him in custody to January 2, 2020.
Chafa is said to have committed the alleged crime between August and September this year. He is said to have approached the employees at the supermarket with fake EcoCash messages purporting to have paid for some groceries and the employees allowed him to take the groceries.
The matter reportedly came to light in September when the supermarket conducted an audit which revealed a mismatch between Ecocash transactions and those recorded manually in the books.
The company reported the matter to the police who conducted investigations leading to the arrest of the accused.
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