Man tries con with bearer cheque

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wynne Zanamwe Mid­lands Re­porter

A MAN (25) from Gweru was dragged to court after he al­legedly tried to buy a beer us­ing a de­funct Z$5 bearer cheque, claim­ing it was the new bond note.

Mod­ify Chari of Mkoba 16 sub­urb in Gweru ap­peared be­fore Gweru Mag­is­trate Ms Ju­dith Taruvinga fac­ing a fraud charge.

Chari pleaded not guilty and was re­manded out of cus­tody to to­day.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Ms Sen­zeni Maphosa told the court that on Tues­day at around 2AM, More­b­less­ing Mu­pasu, a bar lady at Bvudz­i­jena Night Club dis­cov­ered Chari had bought beer us­ing ex­pired cur­rency.

“She was ap­proached by the ac­cused per­son at the counter who gave her a Z$5 bearer cheque with the se­rial num­ber AA0803668 and re­quested to be given a quart of Cas­tle Lager beer.

“The com­plainant showed him that it was not the new bond note but the ac­cused in­sisted that it was the new bond note. The ac­cused tried to force the com­plainant to ac­cept the note and the com­plainant alerted Man­dlenkosi Ncube who is a mem­ber of the Neigh­bour­hood Watch Com­mit­tee to as­sist her,” said Ms Maphosa.

The court heard Ncube ar­rested Chari and took him to Ne­handa Po­lice Sta­tion.

“The Z$5 bearer cheque can be pro­duced in court,” said Ms Maphosa. @wyn­nezane

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