The Director of Centershot company who is also believed to incarcerated former minister Prisca Mupfumira’s personal assistant Shamiso Fred has been dragged to court Tuesday facing charges of fraud after she intentionally misled the complainant leading to the to the prejudice of ZWL$ 1 400 000-00.
The matter at hand is however divorced to the Mupfumira high profile case.
Shamiso Fred (46) appeared before a Harare Magistrate Learnmore Mapiye facing charges of fraud.
She was released on $3 000 bail coupled with stringent reporting conditions, to surrender her passport and not to interfere with state witness and to continue residing at the given address until the matter is finalized.
The matter was remanded to September 23.
The State led by Idah Maromo alleged that sometime in February this year ,Fred approached Aissa Ussen intending to exchange her USD$ 10 000-00 for South African Rand (ZAR). whilst they were chatting , she told Ussen that she was was appointed by the government as the Zimbabwe consular for investment in the United Arab Emirates and she was facilitating many deals for the Zimbabwean government including an unnamed project in Victoria falls.
After realizing that Ussen was convinced by her assertions , she went on to ask if Ussen had local funds and she complied and deposited the funds into her accounts.
Further, the State also heard that upon misrepresentation ,Fred provided her with bank details for the accused to transfer funds into and deceitfully fred gave Ussen fictitious copies of proof of payments which led Ussen in transferring a total of RTG 1 400 000-00 in batches of RTGS $ 750 000-00 and RTGS$ 650 000-00 into her company Centreshot investments (Pvt) Ltd NMB account.
Further after some days Ussen checked whether the funds had reflected but nothing materialized , she then approached Fred requesting for her money upon which she become evasive leading arrest.