Two Harare employees allegedly swindled a Msasa-based chemical manufacturing company US$100 000 in a swipe machine fraud scandal and have since appeared before a Harare magistrate answering to fraud charges.

25 year old Perlagia Chinyemba and 32 year old Kelvin Chisera appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Barbra Chimbodza.

Chinyemba was employed as a cashier while her partner in the alleged crime Chisera was a driver and they are accused of having connived and duped the company through point of sale machines.

The duo allegedly made people use point of sale machines for their chemical manufacturing company to withdraw funds without purchasing anything from the company and charged them 5 percent and in the process prejudiced the company of a US$100 000.

State prosecutor Mrs Audrey Chogumaira told the court that the duo traded cash at a premium of 5 percent for the amount disbursed to 3rd parties sometime from the 21st of December last year and the 15th of February this year.

Their alleged conduct was unearthed following an internal audit leading to the duo’s arrest.

They were granted US$100 bail each and are expected back in court on the 3rd of May.