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Lloyd Shunje

MUTARE
- Manicaland provincial magistrate Tendai Mahwa last week remanded Biggie Phiri (36), an employee at Major Family Savings (MFS) Mutare branch who is facing 47 counts of fraud, to November 3 for continuation of trial.
The accused, who resides at House Number 1318, Area 3 in Dangamvura, is being charged with theft as defined in section 113 (2) (d) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23.
Phiri, who is the head of MFS farming section Mutare branch, stands accused of violating the faith entrusted him when he prejudiced customers beginning in February this year.
It is the State's case that MFS customers would come to pay for day-old chicks and building materials and the accused would receipt them before advising them on the date of collection.
On several occasions, the complainants went to the MFS shop to collect their products but nothing materialised because the accused had converted – to his own personal use – the money that he had received from them.
A total of US$3 329.10 was stolen.
Fletcher Karombe appeared for the State.local

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