FORMER National Foods cash book clerk, Cale Sibanda, appeared in court yesterday on accusations of stealing US$17 000 when he was still employed by the company.
Sibanda appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi and was released on US$200 bail.
He was ordered to report twice a week at CID Commercial Crimes Division.
The court heard that between August last year and June this year, Sibanda misled his superiors by preparing schedules of petty cash expenses and stock take allowances with an actual list of the employees due for payment ,and excluded himself.
After management had verified and authorised the payment, Sibanda would edit the electronic document to include his name and that of his accomplice, Nyarai Gumberu, and their Mycash account numbers.
He would send a payment instruction to Mycash and payment would be effected.
The company noted the fraudulent activities and asked him to explain, and he resigned. The company lost US$17 738 through the illicit transactions.