Woman Swindles Victim Of US$2k After Posing As Police Commissioner-General Matanga’s Daughter
A woman posing as Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga’s daughter allegedly duped an unsuspecting victim of US$2k.
The accused, Evelyn Matanga (29) who was also pretending to be a lawyer was arrested after she defrauded Hilda Ndoro of US$2 395 in a residential stand deal.
According to a local publication New Zimbabwe, Matanga was denied bail when she appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi facing fraud charges.
Allegations are that sometime in October last year, Ndoro was introduced to Matanga by her daughter.
The daughter told Ndoro that Matanga was a legal practitioner who could help her through the process of purchasing a residential stand in Harare’s Damofalls.
It is alleged that Ndoro then met Matanga in Harare CBD with the latter introducing herself as a legal practitioner who could assist her.
Matanga then asked for US$2 800 for the site plan, cavets, cavet fee, deeds, and several amounts for the stand in question.
After receiving the funds, Matanga later supplied a forged receipt from the department of the Surveyor-General with the figures US$350.
Ndoro, after receiving the forged receipt, became suspicious and requested another meeting with Matanga in the CBD.
But Matanga became evasive and also stopped taking Ndoro’s phone calls.
Ndoro’s continued demands for her receipts from Matanga yielded nothing with the latter ending up electronically blocking her phone number.
Ndoro then used another witness, Trish Gwatidzo to lure Matanga while pretending to be a new client altogether.
When Matanga came to meet Gwatidzo in the CBD, she was caught and arrested.
The total value of prejudice is US$2 935 and nothing was recovered.
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