Man fined for using fake $100

Sheillah Mapani Herald Reporter
A Chitungwiza man has been fined $50 for using a fake $100 note to buy a gearbox. Daniel Zebron appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Mrs Yeukai Chigodora recently facing allegations of theft of trust property and pleaded not guilty. In his defence, Zebron said he did not steal from the complainant, Mr Taitose Charoodza, but had connived with him to use $100 note to buy motor vehicle parts.

Mrs Chigodora found him guilty of using the fake note, based on his confession.

The prosecutor, Mr Farai Katonha alleged that on January 15 this year, Charoodza went to Ziko Business Centre where he met Zebron and gave him $100 to buy a gearbox and a starter for his vehicle.

Zebron did not buy the vehicle parts as per agreement, but converted the money to his own use.

Charoodza then reported the case to the police, leading to Zebron’s arrest.

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  • nelson moyo

    pretty cheap for a gearbox – was it for a bicycle ?

  • kutototo

    The reporter is not serious, the last 3 paragraphs do not add up and not clear how Farai got the fake $100 and at what point it was discovered to be fake and how it was proved that the $100 give to Zebron was fake since he converted the money to his own use.

  • Lũké Mfaro

    The story is not making sense at all. Was case being $100 fake or the money was converted to own use. The reporter story is not making sense. After all the gearbox price cannot be $100 because cheaper gearboxes start at $350. Maybe he was buying gearbox for a child’s toy.

  • pikinini ziko

    the note was fake. how does a criminal activity get relief in a court. both should have been arrested