Alleged fraud and theft lands North West bank worker in court

African News Agency (ANA)

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A 39-year-old bank employee was expected to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Friday, facing multiple charges of fraud and theft, North West police said.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said the man was arrested at his home in Ottosdal on Thursday, following thorough investigation.

He allegedly defrauded bank clients of their financial investments between November 2013 and November 2015.

One of the clients became suspicious after realising that money was missing from his investment account. The incident was reported to the bank which instituted an internal investigation.

The matter was then reported to the police and the man was subsequently apprehended.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect allegedly placed notices on the victims’ investment account, then transferred money into the victims’ mother’s account and ultimately made daily undisclosed withdrawals of cash using an extra bank card.

“The community is urged to be careful and report any suspicious fraudulent activities at their banks and police for investigation.”

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