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AN employee at WEBCON High Glen Total Service Station was last Friday jailed for an effective 10 months for stealing close to $30 000.

The fuel station is owned by former minister Webster Shamu.

Willis Nyamusanduka, who was employed as a supervisor at the service station, was convicted after a full trial due to overwhelming evidence against him.

He was facing theft of trust property charges after he converted $29 126 to his personal use.

Harare magistrate Mr Francis Mapfumo sentenced Nyamusanduka to 30 months in prison before setting aside four months on condition of good behaviour.

He further suspended 16 months on condition he restitutes the money he pocketed.

Mr Mapfumo then effected 10 months. In passing the sentence Mr Mapfumo said Nyamusanduka benefited more considering that nothing was recovered hence the need for a custodial sentence.

Prosecutor Mr Peter Kachirika proved that between May 2014 and March 2015, Nyamusanduka received money from fuel attendants and under-banked the money that he converted to own use.

The court heard that to cover up the offence, Nyamusanduka destroyed all the bank deposit slips and computer-generated receipts, leaving behind the cash register in which he had endorsed the correct amounts banked.

The offence only came to light on March 21 last year when Total Zimbabwe, the fuel supplier to WEBCON Total Service Station, advised the company that it was in ar- rears.

The company directors conducted a reconciliation of the cash register, bank deposit slips and computer-generated receipts against a bank printout of the account and discovered the anomaly

Source: The Herald