Banker jailed for stealing

PrisonA banker who stole GH¢50,000 belonging to a micro finance company has been jailed by an Accra Circuit Court.

David Neequaye was charged with forgery of official documents and stealing.

Neequaye pleaded guilty and was convicted accordingly.

He was sentenced to three months imprisonment in hard labour on the charge of stealing.

On the charge of forgery, Neequaye was sentenced to a fine of GH¢3,600 and in default he would go to jail for three months.

The sentences are, however, to run concurrently.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Francis Tarsan said the complainant was Mr Edmund Kwesi Bamfo, the head of Susu Banking at Nationwide Micro Finance Company Limited.

The accused is an employee and a “Susu” coordinator of the company.

During the month of November, last year, auditors of the company embarked on routine checks and discovered that Neequaye had embezzled funds belonging to the customers through the issuance of fake investment certificates.

It was discovered that the accused had stolen GH¢50,000 and a report was made to the Police.

The accused, however, refunded GH¢1,600 to the company.

Source: GNA

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