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AN employee with a Marondera-based bakery was recently nabbed at the Beitbridge Border post trying to skip the country to South Africa after defrauding her employer of over US$100 000.

Fungisai Mubvuma, an accounts supervisor at Proton Bakery, has since been brought before a Marondera magistrate facing charges of swindling the company US$104 275 through under invoicing.

The state said between January and November 2014, Mubvuma, working in cahoots with a driver sales man, Zorodzai Zvoushe who is still at large, falsified figures on the sales control sheet that had been entered into the accounting system resulting in the company losing the huge amount.

However, after realising that the scam had been unearthed, Mubvuma tried to escape to South Africa but was arrested at the Beitbridge border post.

She was denied bail after the state raised objections that the accused was arrested while trying to skip the country and that Mubvuma does not have known family members or own a house.

It was also discovered upon her arrest, that Mubvuma had other pending cases before the courts.

Cases of fraud at Proton Bakery are on the increase. In August, two other employees, Benjamin Fero and Bukhosini Madhubeko, were brought before the same courts facing charges of defrauding the bakery over US$100 000.

Proton Bakery is now the only private owned company that employs over 200 workers in the once vibrant town of Marondera, where thousands of people have turned to illegal vending to fend for their families.

Source : New Zimbabwe