Fuel attendant nabbed for fraud
Bulawayo (New Ziana) – A supervisor at a Total Energies fuel station here appeared in court on Friday for allegedly converting US$6 374 of his employer’s business earnings to personal use.
Dinginhlalo Dennis Magidi, 31, from Woolendale Farm in Matobo District, is facing fraud charges after allegedly converting the money to personal use instead of banking it into the employer’s bank account.
But Magidi, who appeared before regional magistrate Collet Ncube, denied the charges. He was, however, denied bail and remanded in custody to September 3 for trial.
Prosecutor Joseph Rugari told the court that between June 18 last year and March 20 this year, Magidi collected money from other fuel attendants for banking into the company’s account.
“Between 18 June last year and March 20 this year, the suspect – who is employed as a supervisor at Duly’s Motors, trading as Total Energies – received US$95 033 from petrol attendants, which he was supposed to deposit into the company’s bank account,” he told the court.
But instead of depositing the full amount, Magidi pocketed US$6 374, the court heard. The alleged fraud was brought to light by an audit that was carried out, leading to his arrest.