Kitwe sales executive faces 45 counts of fraud, forgery, uttering false documents

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A KITWE sales executive has appeared in court on 46 counts of fraud, forgery, uttering false document and theft by servant.

In this case, Timothy Chisanga Chinunda, 33, of 9303 Chimwemwe, is charged with 46 counts, which he has denied.

In the counts of fraud, it is alleged that Chinunda, between April 4 and May 6, being a person employed by Roland Imperial Tobacco Company as a sales representative, with intent to defraud, furnished management with 15 false documents, namely invoices dated April 4, purporting to be genuine when in fact not.

In the counts of forgery, it is alleged that Chinunda on the same dates forged 15 signatures purporting to show that the documents were duly issued when in fact not.

In the counts of uttering false documents, it is alleged that Chinunda on the same dates, knowingly and fraudulently uttered 15 false documents, namely invoices to Roland Imperial Tobacco Company purporting to show that the said invoices were genuine when in fact not.

In the count of theft, it is alleged that Chinunda stole K494,322 cash from Roland Imperial Tobacco Company, his employer.

When the matter came up for plea before chief resident magistrate Penjani Lamba on Friday, Chinunda denied the charges levelled against him.

“The court has entered a plea of not guilty and the matter has been adjourned to December 22, 2015 for commencement of trial,” said magistrate Lamba

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