Woman Arrested For Spending US$38 000 Mistakenly Sent Into Her Account

Crimes and Courts

A Harare-based woman is in trouble after she got arrested for spending money mistakenly sent into her account.

35 year old Phionah Riekert was on Friday remanded in custody after using US$38 000 that had been mistakenly transferred into her account.

She is facing theft and money laundering charges, ZBC News reports.


It is alleged that the bank made a mistake and transferred US$38 000 into the accused person’s account.


The accused allegedly withdrew the money despite having been notified by the bank of the mistake.

A report was filed to the police leading to her arrest.