Pick n Pay Fraud Mastermind On ZRP Wanted List Since 2008

The man who reportedly devised a plan to defraud Pick n Pay of $22 Million in January, Moses January Banda is reportedly on ZRP’s most wanted list since 2008 for multiple fraud cases, The Herald reports.

Here are the facts that have been presented by the publication on Banda and his alleged fraud cases so far:


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  1. By the year 2014, Banda was wanted in connection with over 30 cases of cybercrime
  2. He is believed to have defrauded 50 people since 2008
  3. Banda reportedly walks with amounts ranging from $20 000 and $50 000 in most fraud cases he participates in
  4. He is also allegedly involved in selling stands he does not own
  5. He operates in Zimbabwe and South Africa
  6. In 2016 he is believed to have been part of the gang that defrauded businessman Tendai Ishe Taruvinga of his $100 000 deal in a botched stationery deal.
  7. In  March 2017, Banda was said to be among the suspects who duped Bulawayo businessman Makomborero Chikomo of over US$39 800 in a botched maize import deal

Banda is said to be on the run and his alleged accomplices Tonderai Selesio Chagweda (28) and Wellington Jombe (34) were arrested and appeared before the court on Thursday before they were freed on $50 000 bail each.

The gang used a fake email purporting to be Pick n Pay Finance Manager Raymond Matetswa to instruct Steward Bank to transfer money from the Pick n pay account to 4 different accounts before clearing the accounts they had set up.

More: The Herald 

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