T&T bank worker charged with siphoning clients’ $$ out accounts

(Trinidad Guardian) 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 in Valsayn, 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.

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