HARARE: A at a local law firm disguised as a lawyer in an attempt to brighten an unsuspecting customer, a city council has recently heard.
Masimba Boroma, 49, who works at a law firm that has not been named, allegedly made use of drafted documents in his boss's office to confiscate a $ 400 Harare man.
Boroma has recently appeared for fraudster of Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa.
He received $ 80 bail and was instructed to continue living at his current address and not interfere in witnesses until the case was final.
The complainant is Geoffrey Rindai Gumiro, 45, of waterfalls in Harare.
Public Prosecutor Sabastian Mutizirwa claimed that somewhere in August Gumiro had a case that was being dealt with in the Harare District Court.
Boroma reportedly approached Gumiro and told him that he was a lawyer and that he could help with his case.
It was claimed that the two began to negotiate the costs of legal representation, with Boroma charging $ 400.
The accused reportedly took Gumiro to an office where he received $ 250 and paid the balance of $ 150 on another date.
However, on the day of the hearing Gumiro waited for Boroma to be able to represent him at the court.
Later he realized that he had been duped and told Boroma to the police.
Boroma was subsequently arrested.