A HUMAN resources manager at the popular Gweru retailer, DCK, has appeared before the Magistrate’s Court on accusations of fraud and forgery.
Elmon Kwande (39) was brought before magistrate Pathekile Msipa on charges of forging an employee’s signature on an employment contract and fraud.
The matter has been postponed for further hearing to April 8 this year.
Prosecutor Bernard Nyoni told the court that on an unknown date, Kwande made a contract of employment form, which claimed to be between DCK and Clemence Mutegeri (age not given).
Allegations are that Kwande forged Mutegeri’s signature onto the contract of employment.
Nyoni said after forging the document, Kwande made a misrepresentation to the National Employment Council by handing over the fake document. The forged document claimed that Mutegeri was a contract worker, yet he had joined DCK as a permanent worker.
Nyoni said due to misrepresentation, Mutegeri suffered prejudice of financial loss of a permanent worker to that of a contract worker, suffering a loss of $90 000.