An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mr Justice D.E.K Daketsey on Thursday sentenced Emmanuel Addisenu, a 31-year-old salesman, to six years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing and forgery.
The accused person pleaded guilty to the charge.
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Reindorf Agyeman, the prosecutor, said Emmanuel was an employee of the complainant, who is a businesswoman who sells photographic materials.
Last year, the complainant fell sick and was admitted to the hospital for about a year.
While she was on admission, she handed over a pay-in booklet of Stanbic Bank to the accused to make deposits into the business account.
However, instead of the accused making the deposits, he spent the money he generated and even spent the sales made from a commercial minibus that was also given to him to deposit into the account.
Addisenu spent a total of GH¢10,297 and sensing danger that he could be caught, he forged a Stanbic Bank rubber stamp and figures as payments in the pay-in booklet.
The fraud was, however, detected and he was arrested.