A bank teller with ZB Bank is in trouble after he allegedly stole $3 300 from work using a client’s name.
Edward Chidavarume (28) of George Silundika Street and 2nd Avenue in Bulawayo was not asked to plead to a theft charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sherperd Mjanja on Friday.
The magistrate granted him $300 bail and remanded the matter to August 8 for trial.
He was ordered to surrender his passport and not to interfere with State witnesses until the case is finalised.
The court heard that on July 31 this year, Chidavarume was at his work place at the Jason Moyo and 8th Avenue ZB Bank branch, where he was in custody of the bank’s $3 300, which he allegedly stole.
To cover up the theft, he allegedly made a fake withdrawal transaction in a client Emily Nyazika’s account purporting that she withdrew the money.
The offence came to light when his colleague Matimba Moyo of Montrose in Bulawayo, who is a cashier at the bank, saw the fake transaction on Nyazika’s account and a report was made to the police, leading to the arrest of Chidavarume.