A Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) employee in Mzuzu has been arrested for failing to account for his employer’s money amounting to 1 million Kwacha.
The suspect, 35 year-old Tony Chanika who was arrested on Sunday, works as a cashier for DAPP at its main shop in Mzuzu where he is responsible for depositing cash after sales.
According to deputy spokesperson for Mzuzu Police Station Cecilia Mfune, a week ago company auditors from DAPP head office in Blantyre discovered shortages for Mzuzu shop for sales between the months of July and August.
“When the suspect was asked to produce the deposit slips to substantiate the deposits he made, it was discovered that he deposited less money on 8 July, as well as on 17 and 29 August 2016,” Mfune said.
The issue was reported to police and Chanika was arrested on Sunday.
The suspect who hails from Derek Moyo Village in the area of Paramount Chief M’mbelwa in Mzimba district will appear before court to answer the charge of theft by servant contrary to section 286 of Penal Code.