ZB teller further remanded

By Court Reporter

A ZB Kwekwe Branch teller who is facing allegations of fraud has been further remanded to 17 May 2024 to allow investigations to be finalised.
Tatenda Albert Mudzingwa (31) is facing charges of fraud as defined in section 136(a) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 09:23.
It is said that on an unknown date at ZB Bank, Kwekwe the accused allegedly made a misrepresentation to the bank that various customers had applied for loans with the intention to make the bank act upon the misrepresentation thereby causing prejudice of USD 38 265-00 to ZB bank Kwekwe.
Prosecuting officer Nyasha Hloka, told the court that on an unknown date between January 2023 and January 2024, the accused and Cosmas Bhudhe who is a ZB customer service Service Consultant and is still at large connived together and applied loans for various customers without their knowledge.

After the loans were approved and had been deposited into the customer’s accounts, the accused person who is a bank teller would allegedly release the cash from his float using bank cards which he had been given by Cosmas Bhudhe and withdraw slips drafted by Bhudhe.

The offence is said to have been discovered when one of the bank clients Talent Makaka complained about loan deductions from his account yet he had never applied for a loan.

The accused was granted bail of US$200 in his initial appearance.

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