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Noczim clerk in court over $115 000 fraud

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A revenue clerk at the National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (Noczim) in Harare allegedly defrauded the parastatal of $114 296 through the use of cash deposit slips.

Carl Kevin Manjoro (29) was not asked to plead last week when he appeared before provincial magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi, who remanded him out of custody on $500 bail.

He was ordered to surrender his passport and to report twice a week at the police Criminal Investigations Department.

Manjoro allegedly connived with Tendai Kudzembe and Kefas Dube from Noczim’s Bulawayo branch to defraud the oil company.

Manjoro was responsible for receiving cash for fuel purchases and preparing banking and filing of bank records that included both manual and computer-generated cash deposit slips, the state alleged.

During the period from March to July this year, Manjoro allegedly hatched a plan with Kazembe and Dube and reintroduced into the system six Stanbic Bank computer-generated cash deposit slips.

The state alleged Manjoro presented at the Bulawayo sales office cash deposit slips that had already been used in Harare.

The cash deposit slips were re-used to generate fraudulent purchases receipts, resulting in the theft of 50 184 litres of petrol and 53 899 litres of diesel from Noczim Matshobana Service Station in Bulawayo, valued at $114 296.

The fraud was discovered by security manager, Dimax Musonza, who was on a routine security check at Noczim Bulawayo where he allegedly picked out the six deposit slips.

Musonza verified with Noczim Harare and it was confirmed the slips had already been used. A report was made to the police, leading to Manjoro’s arrest.

Arnold Sandalamu appeared for the state.

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