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Livingstone cashier denies 48 counts against him

From CHALI MULENGA in Livingstone
A-20-YEAR-OLD cashier of Livingstone has denied 48 counts of unauthorised access to data, fraudulent false accounting and theft.
Appearing before Magistrate Chinkashi Chilingala in the Livingstone court was Olivet Mainza of house number DNA 167 Dambwa North in Livingstone.
Mainza is charged with 16 counts of unauthorised access to data, contrary to section 199 (1) of the electronic and transaction Act number 21 of 2009 of the laws of Zambia.
He is also facing 16 counts of the fraudulent false accounting contrary section 326 (c) of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia and 16 counts of theft contrary to section 272 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.
In 16 counts the allegations are that on different dates from April 4 to May 26 this year, Mainza an employee of Steers Camran foods Limited trading as Debonairs and Steers, intentionally and without authority to access data for Barclays Bank using his employer’s point of sale machine thereby affected the bank’s finance.
In another 16 counts the allegations are that on similar dates Mainza with intent to defraud omitted the point of sale transaction on different receipt numbers on the daily report.
The allegations are that on different dates from April, 4 to May, 26 this year, Mainza stole money amounting to the value of K3,356.50 the property of Barclays Bank.
Mainza admitted understanding the charges but denied all the counts.
The court then recorded pleas of not guilty on all the charges.
The court has set next month for commencement of trial.



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