The director of the Zimbabwe Legal Aid Society Amos Jumbe has been arraigned before a Harare magistrate on charges of defrauding home seekers.
Jumbe has since been released on US$100 bail and has been asked to report to CID Fraud Squad once a week.
The state, led by Mr Tungamirayi Chakurira alleges that the Zimbabwe Legal Aid Society boss used his company to defraud home seekers by placing adverts in newspapers selling houses and stands allegedly owned by other people.
It is further alleged that in 2007, a home seeker responded to an advert of a stand in Mount Pleasant through an estate agency and was advised that Jumbe through his company was selling the stand and an agreement of sale was signed between the parties after the accused presented fake title deeds.
The complainant then deposited ZW$200 million into the Zimbabwe Legal Aid Society bank account.
The scam was discovered after the accused failed to process the change of ownership and a report was made leading to his arrest.
It is also understood that Jumbe connived with two others who are still at large and defrauded another home seeker using the same mode of operation.
The complainant lost ZW$550 million and nothing was recovered.