THE judgment date for a Fidelity Printers and Refiners gold buying clerk, who was charged with theft of more than $6 000, was yesterday set for next week.
Nothuba Dube (33), of Entumbane in Bulawayo, denied the theft charges when she appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Charity Maphosa.
She is alleged to have diverted the money to her own use while conducting gold-buying duties at the offices.
The State represented by Kudakwashe Jaravaza has since closed its case and yesterday Maphosa set the judgment in the case for December 12.
The court heard that on September 12 2014 at 8am, Dube withdrew $107 341 which she was using during the course of her work.
At close of business at around 5pm, she discovered that after buying gold valued at $53 974, she had $47 347 instead of $53 367.
She held the cash in trust for the sole purpose of purchasing gold.
Dube allegedly purchased gold using part of the money and converted $6 000 to her own use.
After the alleged theft was discovered, a report was made to the police, leading to her arrest.