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Gweru Netone supervisor arrested for stealing $91 000

By Staff Reporter

Cynthia Mapeza

A popular Gweru Netone supervisor, Cynthia Mapeza (35) has left her co-workers and clients shocked after her arrest, pertaining to allegations of stealing $91 552 from her employer.

It is said, the amount was all stolen within a period of three weeks.

Mapeza of Southview, Gweru was picked by CID last week and is assisting with investigations.

It is said that, Mapeza’s duties include receipting of stock, invoicing of stock and balancing of stock.

Between August 4 and 29 2018, Mapeza unlawfully took stock (airtime) from the complainant worth $91 552-00 and converted it to her own use.

In an attempt to cover up the situation, the accused allegedly raised bank transfer confirmations, receipts and invoices purporting that the money for the airtime which she had taken was credited into NetOne bank account whilst in actual fact it was not.

The offence was discovered when Thembekhile Ngungu, the regional loss control officer, Western Region looked into the branch banking statements.

It is also alleged that, documents proving that the accused had received the airtime were available but it was not clear as to where the money went to.

Mapeza made an initial court appearance before Magistrate Mildred Matuvi who remanded her to October 3, 2018.

She was remanded out of custody on $100 bail and was ordered to continue residing at house number 6451 Gwenhoro Street, Southview, Gweru and to report twice per week on Mondays and Fridays at CID Gweru.

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