The voucher belonged to Botswana Post and was meant to pay allowances for the elderly.
According to ongoing investigations a senior paying officer at Maun Post Office went with the government vouchers to her place on a Friday so that she can add the information into the computer system while at home.
It is said that while at her place she asked a friend to help because she was feeling exhausted from a work trip that she had come from. The friend is said to have left with the laptop on arrangements that she will return it on Sunday.
According to Maun Station Commander Kenanao Badumetse the 19 -year -old woman left her place for a church service with the laptop but on the way she met a man who claimed to be a prophet.
Badumetse said that while the false prophet was still telling the woman about evil demons that terrorises her at night another man who is also a partner in crime came claiming to have been looking for the man of God. “They went to Thamalakane river banks where the prophet ordered both of them to leave all their valuables a distance away so that they go for a praying session.”
It was only after three hours that the woman discovered that she had been conned as she found nothing at the scene after the prayers while the two men had disappeared into thin air.
Meanwhile Badumetse has advised people to be wary of people who masquerade as prophets.
“ I wonder what type of people still believe in that because we have been spreading the messages even in our Itshireletse programme on Botswana Television,” he added.