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Crime & Courts

Cresta Hotel Employees Arrested For Stealing $78 600


By Zvikomborero Machirori



Anti-corruption watchdog the Zimbabwe Anti- Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested Cresta Hotels Accountant Simbarashe Chamutsa and Debtors Clerk Obert Muchobo for fraud involving USD$78 599.




The arrest comes after ZACC concluded investigation where the duo fraudulently reproduced deposit slips reflecting lesser amounts than the amounts reflected on the original banking slips on 42 different occasions from 1 January 2022 to May 2022.





According to a statement by the anti-corruption body, the duo would use the fraudulently reproduced slips for purpose of banking while converting the difference to their personal use.





The offence was discovered after an internal audit at Cresta Hotel unearthed that the hotel had been prejudiced of a total of USD 78 599 through the scam.
The matter has been taken to court


Robert Tapfumaneyi