Ecosure Insurance Scam Ends In Tears For Man Who Faked Daughter’s Death

Ecosure Insurance Scam Ends In Tears For Man Who Faked Daughter’s Death

Ecosure Insurance Scam Ends In Tears For Man Who Faked Daughter’s Death




A Headlands man’s get-rich-quick scheme ended in tears after he was busted for trying to defraud life assurance company EcoSure by faking his daughter’s death.

Esau Chara, 50, of Longfield, Headlands, was convicted on his own plea after he pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to defraud Ecosure of $150 000.

Rusape magistrate Anniah Ndiraya sentenced Chara to six months imprisonment.

However, Chara escaped prison time after two months were suspended on the condition of good behaviour. The other four months were suspended on the condition that he performs 140 hours of community service at Nehumba Primary School.

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This was after Chara’s lawyer Leonard Chigadza of Chigadza and Associates, claimed mitigation, arguing that his client was desperate to raise school fees for his children.

Public prosecutor Melissa Saide told the court,

“The complainant in this case is Econet Life being represented by Mr Gift Zumbika, the regional security and investigations officer. On February 13, 2022, the accused person who is an active Econet Life policy holder submitted an Ecosure death claim form, a notice of death letter and a birth certificate at Econet Life offices claiming that his daughter had died.

“Preliminary investigations were carried out at Econet Life offices and it was discovered that Chara had tendered a false claim and the matter was reported to the police. Investigations that were carried out revealed that the girl in question was not dead as claimed by her father. Investigations also revealed that Chara had forged witnesses’ signatures.

“A follow-up was made, thereby leading to Chara’s arrest. Econet Life suffered a potential prejudice of $150 000.”


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