Fungai Jachi Court Correspondent
A 48-year-old former Alpha Omega Dairy employee who allegedly stole $398, the two months salary mistakenly deposited into his account after he was dismissed, has been brought before the courts.
Alfred Makaluka appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta facing two counts of theft.
He denied the allegations and was remanded to January 21 on $50 bail.
Makaluka argued that he withdrew the money from his account on the assumption that it was for his leave days.
Prosecutor Mrs Devoted Gwashavanhu Nyagano alleged that on September 19, 2015 Makaluka was dismissed from work after he was accused of misconduct.
The court heard that the company mistakenly deposited his monthly salary of $191,19 into his CBZ account.
It is alleged that on November 2 Makaluka withdrew the money from his account fully aware that he was no longer working for Alpha Omega Dairy.
The State alleged that in December, Makaluka also withdrew money from his account which was mistakenly deposited by the company.
The matter was reported to the police leading to Makaluka’s arrest.
Total prejudice suffered was $382,38 and nothing was recovered.
Another ex-Alpha Omega employee was last week convicted of a similar offence and ordered to perform 105 hours of community service.