Sunday, June 30, 2013

Former Deputy Bank Manager in court for theft

 June 11, 2013 (Page 29)

A former Deputy Manager of the Odorkor branch of the Prudential Bank, Bernice Yeboah, is before the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly withdrawing GH¢40,500 from the account of a customer of the bank.
She has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of stealing and been granted bail by Mrs Justice Patience Mills-Tetteh, a High Court judge sitting with additional responsibility as a Circuit Court judge.
Bernice is expected to return to the court on June 18, 2013.
The prosecutor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr A. A.  Annor, informed the court that in August, 2012, a witness in the case and a customer of Prudential Bank  informed management of the bank that he had discovered that the accused person had withdrawn GH¢40,500 from his account without his knowledge.
 The bank lodged a complaint with the police to investigate the matter and that led to Bernice’s arrest on January 23, 2013.
Investigations by the police revealed that in 2011, while the witness was vying for the Afram Plains South parliamentary seat, he used to travel from Afram Plains to the Odorkor branch of Prudential Bank to withdraw money.
According to the prosecution, it came up during investigations that the witness was convinced by the accused person to sign savings withdrawal slips which were to be kept with her so that whenever the witness needed money, he could send someone with a written note and an identity card to enable her to cash the money for him.
Eight of the savings withdrawal slips were signed and left with the accused person, but the witness never sent anyone to the accused person to cash money for him.
The complainant went to the bank to check his balance and observed, to his surprise, that GH¢40,500 had been withdrawn from it without his knowledge and consent.
Investigations uncovered that the accused person used the savings withdrawal slips signed by the witness in her custody to withdraw the said amount.

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