A Stanbic Bank employee has appeared in the Mazabuka Magistrates court charged with five counts of theft by servant involving K250,000.
Appearing before Mazabuka Resident Magistrate Greenwell Malumani was Chris Chani, 27, a bank clerk of house number 987 Saint Edmunds extension in Mazabuka, who is also facing another five counts of fraudulent false accounting.
Mr Chani who appeared in court March 14th pleaded guilty to all the five counts of fraudulent false accounting contrary to section 326(b) of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
He however pleaded not guilty to the other five counts of theft by servant contrary to section 272 and 278 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Mr Chani was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission on 6th February 2014 and later released on police bond.
Magistrate Malumani recorded a plea of guilty in respect to the five fraudulent false accounting charges while a plea of not guilty was recorded on the theft by servant counts.
Particulars of the offence are that Chali on the 8th of November 2013 at Mazabuka in the Mazabuka District of Southern Province being employed by Stanbic Bank Mazabuka Branch as a clerk, with intent to defraud, did make a false entry on Rupiah Mcenga General dealers account purporting to show that the account holder withdrew money in the sum of K42, 000 when in fact not.
In the second count, Chani is on the same date alleged to have stolen K21, 000 the property of Stanbic Bank which came into his possession by virtue of his employment.
He is in the third count charged with fraudulent false accounting involving K20, 000, money belonging to Kadiba Enterprises which he withdrew and purported to show that the account holder withdrew when in fact not.
In the fourth count, Chani is on December 3rd 2013 alleged to have stolen K10, 000 the property of Stanbic Bank which came into his possession by virtue of his employment and in the fifty count he is charged with fraudulent false accounting involving K35,875 money belonging to Joen Enterprises which he purported to have been withdrawn by the account holder when in fact not.
In the sixth count and Seventh count Chani is alleged to have stolen K17,937 property of Stanbic bank which came into his possession by virtue of his employment and K23,530 money belonging to Ernest Mwiinga that he fraudulently obtained by making a false entry showing that it was withdrawn by the account holder.
In the eighth count, Chani is facing a charge of theft by servant involving K23, 530 the property of Stanbic Bank and in the ninth count he is facing a case of fraudulent accounting involving K40, 000 money belonging to Mcenga General dealers.
In the last count Chani faces an offence of theft by servant involving K20,000 the property of Stanbic bank.
The matter has been adjourned to the 18th March 2014 for submission of written facts in respect of the admitted offences and setting of trial dates for the disputed charges.