Three Simbisa brands cashiers were found guilty of defrauding the company of varying amounts in foreign currency and ordered by a magistrate to perform hours of community service.
The three cashiers were all employed at various Simbisa Brands outlets in the city of Bulawayo.
Simbisa Brands run fast food outlets throughout the country such as Chicken Inn, Baker’s Inn, Pizza Inn and Nandos.
The three defrauded the company of thousands of dollars through a well-planned scheme whereby they would pocket foreign currency from sales and replace it with RTGS dollars.
It was revealed in court that the employees would collect the amount after their shift and change it on the streets at a higher value and pay the company while keeping the balance.
The scam was only discovered when the supervisors noticed irregularities in the accounting system.
One of the cashiers, Sandra Masangudza stole US$1 203,85. She worked at Chicken Inn opposite Tredgold Building.
She appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Miss Nomasiko Ndlovu last week who ordered her to restitute the company the money and perform community service.