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Property Barons director Caroline Kaseke Dick has appeared in court on allegations of stealing title deeds of a property worth US$12 000 from Crowhill Farms (Pvt) Ltd and swindling other home seekers of about US$44 000.

Dick (40) of Warren Park D in Harare appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe facing fraud charges last week.

She appeared before the same magistrate again yesterday, this time jointly charged with lawyer Julius Ganje (38).

Mr Mahwe granted Dick US$400 bail, and US$200 for Ganje with both ordered to report every Friday to Police CID Frauds and to reside at their given addresses.

Prosecutor Ms Sharon Mashavira alleges that between April 5, 2011 and September 19, 2012, Dick misrepresented to four people that she was selling stands in Crowhill for between US$7 000 and US$8 000.

The four paid her a combined US$44 063 at her office at the corner of George Silundika Avenue and First Street.

On another charge, Crowhill Farm (Pvt) Ltd — represented by its security officer Mr Tawanda Muzinda — allegedly lost a property to Dick.

It is alleged that on April 10 this year, she misrepresented to Crowhill Farm that she had a client who wanted to buy a stand for US$12 000.

Dick allegedly asked for the title deeds to show the client.

Lawyer Ganje, who was the custodian of the deed, was ordered to give Dick the deeds only after full payment, but the documents found their way to the client, Faith Matoreva, without Crowhill Farm’s consent.

Source : The Herald