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Vic Falls woman up for $91k fraud


A 28-YEAR-OLD Victoria Falls woman was arraigned before the Victoria Falls Magistrates’ Court yesterday facing allegations of defrauding her employer of $91 580.


Patricia Magumise of Mkhosana high-density suburb who is employed as a cashier by CBZ Bank, appeared before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Sharon Rosemani where she pleaded not guilty to contravening Section 136 (9) (b) of the (Criminal Law Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23 Fraud.

Magumise was given a bail of $500 on condition that she resides at the same address and does not interfere with witnesses or with evidence.

She was also ordered to surrender all her travel documents and report to the Criminal Investigations Department Victoria Falls every Monday and Friday between 8am and 4pm, and not to leave the jurisdiction of Matabeleland North without the consent of the court.

Rosemani remanded Magumise to May 9 for continuation of trial.

For the State, Listen Nare said sometime in 2013 and on 94 different occasions, Magumise withheld clients’ deposits instead of posting them into the CBZ Bank system and converted the money to her own use.

Magumise’s alleged fraud was unearthed early this month, leading to her arrest. Bank statements were produced before the court as evidence.

Out of the $91 580 she allegedly stole, only $4 853 was recovered.

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