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Harare fraudster transfers $800 000 from NMB

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A-HARARE fraudster was  arraigned before the courts on allegations of defrauding NMB Bank of $794 750, which he transferred to his bank account.

The suspect, Trymore Taurai Muzanenhamo (24) was remanded in custody to November 22 by Harare magistrate Evelyn Mashavakure.

He was advised to approach the High Court for bail.

Muzanenhamo is charged with two counts  of unlawful acquisition of data as defined in Section 163A(1) of the Data Protection Act 5 of 2021, and theft as defined in Section 113 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reforms Act chapter 9:23.

It is the state’s case that on October 21, this year, the accused person used an application that is on his lphone cell phone to hack the complainant's NMB account.

Muzanenhamo then took control of the complainant's account as well as his mobile banking facility.

Thereafter, he proceeded to Budiriro 4, Shopping Centre where he approached three money changers seeking US dollars in exchange of local currency.

Muzanenhamo then made internal transfers with a cumulative value of S$794 750 into the accounts of three money changers and obtained US dollars from them.

The complainant then received a message on his cell phone numbers stating that a certain amount has been debited from his NMB account through an internal transfer.

Investigations were made by detectives leading to his arrest.

Detectives recovered the Iphone which had an installed application, which he used to hack several people's accounts that are yet to be identified.

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