Bank employee charged with stealing over $300,000 from customers' accounts

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 05:45

A 22-year-old bank employee has been charged with syphoning monies from customers’ accounts totalling just over $.3 million.

Police said during the period September 2017 to January 2018, a total of $315,700 was discovered missing from the accounts of several Republic Bank customers without their consent and knowledge.

Republic Bank made a report to the Fraud Squad and a criminal investigation was conducted.

Last Wednesday, the employee, Stephanie Elie, of Malabar, a teller employed with Republic Bank inValsayn, was arrested and charged on 14 counts of larceny by woman Cpl Joseph-Francis.

On Friday, Elie appeared before Justice of the Peace Ackbar Khan and bail was set at $.25 million. She is expected to appear before a Port-of-Spain magistrate today.

Also on Thursday, Daniel Medica, 30, of Peitit Valley, a driver employed with L Armstrong Funeral Service, allegedly went to the Police Training College and produced a fake certificate during the recruitment and selection process of the TT Police Service (TTPS). He was subsequently detained for questioning.

An investigation was conducted and he was later charged by Cpl Camacho of the Fraud Squad for attempting to gain entry into the TTPS by using a false CSEC certificate.

Medica was also taken before JP Khan and bail was set at $100,000. He will also appear before Port-of-Spain magistrate later today.

Both investigations were led by head of the Fraud Squad Snr Supt Totaram Dookhie, assisted by Insp Ramdani Dipchan, Insp Mathura, Insp Griffith and Cpl Mc-Queen.

Source: (Rhondor Dowlat)