Car dealer up for fraud

Auto Credit Car Sales (Private) Limited director Arnold Musodza is in trouble after he allegedly collected over $3 500 from three clients who wanted to purchase vehicles in instalments and failed to deliver the cars as per the laid-down conditions.

BY SILAS NKALA

Musodza (32) was not asked to plead to the fraud charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya last week and was remanded out of custody to April 5.

The court heard that Musodza originated flyers advertising a vehicle credit facility scheme where interested clients would make deposits for their chosen vehicles.

He promised to supply cars in six weeks from the date of payment of the first instalment with clients expected to settle the balance between 24 and 36 months.

On September 1, 2014, Moses Mutipforo (33) allegedly deposited $2 500 for a Honda Fit vehicle worth $3 200.

On October 11, 2014, Musodza allegedly received a monthly instalment of $185 for two months from Revision Chamisa under the pretext that he would deliver a Toyota Ipsum vehicle from Japan.

Chamisa reportedly paid a total of $560 towards the vehicle which he did not get.

On November 25, 2014, Musodza also received instalments of $160 from Kudzi Makaya under the pretext that he would deliver to him a Honda Fit from Japan.

Makaya suffered a prejudice of $325 and the money was not recovered.

Musodza allegedly failed to deliver the vehicles and eventually closed his Bulawayo offices without reimbursing his clients. The three then separately reported the matter to the police, leading to his arrest.

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