Employee In Court For Defrauding NetOne Of US$24 000
A NetOne employee has appeared in court for defrauding the mobile network operator of airtime worth US$24 000.
Wiseman Bote, 39, was granted ZW$200 000 bail when he appeared before Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi.
He will be back in court on March 27, according to H-Metro.
Wiseman, a customer care representative responsible for selling data bundles and airtime, among other duties, allegedly created 25 gigabytes and 50 gigabytes data bundles which NetOne was not offering.
The employee did not include the bundles in his daily report sheets.
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The court was told that Wiseman started selling the data bundles to various NetOne clients from December 2022 to February 2023.
Grace Mugocheke who appeared for the State told the court that on February 15, NetOne noticed the anomaly and reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of the employee.
It is alleged that from the US$24 000 he got from defrauding NetOne, the employee purchased three Samsung S21S, one S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, an inverter and a lithium battery.