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Marcus Rashford Lookalike Dragged To Court Over Car Fraud, Again

4 years agoThu, 22 Aug 2019 22:38:04 GMT
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Marcus Rashford Lookalike Dragged To Court Over Car Fraud, Again

Ishmael Duwa Austin, who is famously known as the “Marcus Rashford lookalike”, has been dragged to court for allegedly duping a police officer of more than $13 000 in a botched car deal.

Austin is a car salesman from Chitungwiza whose pictures went viral globally after some people mistook him for English Premier League football club Manchester United star Marcus Rashford.

He appeared before a Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye facing fraud charges after he reportedly defrauded Tinotenda Chitenga, a police officer stationed at ZRP Support Unit.

State prosecutors said that sometime in June 2018, Chitenga visited Seke Flyover Car Sale and met Austin, intending to buy a Honda Fit.

Austin allegedly misrepresented to him that there was a car auction at Zimra Beitbridge and assured Chitenga that he could assist him in buying and delivering the car within two days after payment.

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Chitenga assented to the deal and went on to deposit $13 845 for Austin through a mobile money platform.

The car was never delivered. Austin was not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody on $200 bail.

This is the second time Austin has appeared in court facing charges related to botched car deals.

More: NewZimbabwe.com



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