A BOGUS agent, who was providing fake UK immigration documents, was trapped and arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, a Harare court has heard.
Luke Sibanda was caught by ZACC officials who posed as immigrants.
An accomplice, Shingirayi Munyavi, was identified by investigators as supplying fake bank statements to support visa applications.
Shingirayi was also arrested.
Sibanda was allegedly responsible for inflating bank balances and both men face charges relating to fraud.
The court heard that sometime last month, ZACC officials received information that Munyavi was supplying fake bank statements to support UK visa applications.
Acting on the information, one of the investigators contacted Munyavi pretending to be a UK visa applicant, and requested a bank statement with a substantial amount to support his application.
Munyavi allegedly confirmed that he could manufacture the bank statement for a fee of US$160.
On September 8, Munyavi sent a message to the undercover investigator informing him that the bank statement was ready for collection.
On Monday, detectives went to meet Munyavi, who brought a fake statement from NMB Bank and was arrested.
Munyavi led the police to Sibanda.
Sibanda was allegedly the one who had inflated the bank account balance from US$13 to US$5 271.