A MAN from Chitungwiza defrauded Econet of three iPhones by switching his CABS debit card chip to a South African FNB Visa card.
The State said on October 11, Clevers Manhombo (40), allegedly conspired with three others to remove the chip from the CABS bank card, and implant it on the FNB Visa card.
They then used the card to purchase two iPhone 14s at Avondale Econet Shop, claiming the debit card was a genuine Visa card.
Both gadgets were valued at US$3 150.
On the same day, they bought another iPhone 14 for US$1 575 at Chisipite Econet Shop before fraudulently acquiring a Samsung A33 valued at US$435 at Econet Herbert Chitepo.
Econet suffered an actual loss of US$5 291. Manhombo was linked to the crime by a witness and CCTV footage.
He once approached the witness requesting for a CABS bank card, and was also positively identified through CCTV footage.
He appeared before Harare magistrate, Apolonia Marutya, who deferred his bail application to today.
Meanwhile, a local graphic designer fraudulently deleted his former employer’s business partner’s profile from the company, replacing it with his own information
Nicholas Mwamuka (41) allegedly replaced Durban July Power Systems’ profile with his own company Online Electrical Engineering (Pvt) Ltd details.
He used the same profile to misrepresent to his clients that he was tax compliant and used Durban July Power Systems’ BPN number claiming it as his own. Mwamuka was fired from the same company in September 2023, but had changed the profile in July.
He was remanded to tomorrow for bail application.