Kasumbalesa Bola Bet manager nabbed for over K123, 000 theft
POLICE in Chililabombwe have arrested Kasumbalesa Bola Bet branch manager, Harrison Kalombwe for allegedly stealing over K123, 000 from the online sports betting company.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police, Peacewell Mweemba said Mulonyeni Tembo, 35, a regional manager for Bola Bet Zambia, reported on behalf of the company that K123,391 cash was allegedly been stolen by Kalombwe, 26, of house number 106 Mine township in Chililabombwe.
Mr Mweemba said on Sunday, February 19, 2023, after Kalombwe opened the Bola Bet outlet in Kasumbalesa, their Lusaka-based supervisor noticed some suspicious transactions when some clients started playing spin games.
He said When Mr Tembo reported for duty the following day, his supervisor instructed him to verify some suspicious transactions in Kasumbalesa before discovering a K123, 391 cash shortfall on the balance sheet.
‘’ The Regional Manager was instructed to come and verify some of the suspicious transactions. On Monday, February 20, 2023, when he reported for work, he discovered that there is a shortfall of K 123,391 cash money on the balance sheet. On the actual closing balance there was K 229,588 but cash at hand was K 106,197 making a shortfall of K123, 391. “The matter was reported at Chililabombwe Police Station where it was established that the branch manager used the money for playing the spin. Docket was opened and an arrest has been made,’’ Mr Mweemba said.