A school head squandered some $35,000 which was meant for various projects at the educational facility, a Harare court heard last week.
Pauline Ntini, 65, was hauled before city magistrate Francis Mapfumo charged with theft trust property charges.
The Dzivarasekwa Primary School head was released on $500 bail with stringent reporting conditions.
Court heard that the alleged offence – committed between January 2016 and November 2017 – came to light after the Ministry of Education conducted an audit.
She was supposed to deposit the money into the school’s general fund account held at CBZ Bank Saphire branch.
Ntini reportedly banked $120,000 and converted the balance to personal use.
She also allegedly squandered a further $1,500 which was meant for conference fees and a music competition.
Prosecutor Linda Gadzikwa also told court that Christ Embassy Church was hiring one of the school classrooms and paying $60 per month.
Ntini allegedly took the cash and used it without approval, prejudicing the school of $1,380.
Already suspended from work over the allegations, Ntini was ordered to return to court on May 24 for trial