Court remands employee who allegedly spent over GH¢1.2m on gambling
Nana Nhyira Agyapong is also being charged for forgery of official documents.
He has denied the offence and remanded to reappear on April 4, 2022.
Police Inspector Rosemond Anyane told the Court presided over by Mrs Ellen Ofei-Ayeh that the complainant was Charles Antwi Boahen, the Chief Executive Officer of Kabfam Company Limited.
The prosecution said the accused person was the Administration Officer of the said Company.
It said on March 4, 2022, the accused was tasked to deposit an amount of GH¢800,000.00 into the Zenith Bank account of the company suppliers, Durachem Limited – Project.
It said the accused person submitted to the complainant Zenith Bank deposited slip with received stamp dated March 4, 2022, with face value GH¢800,000.00 to indicate proof of deposit.
The prosecution said the complainant also forwarded a copy of the deposit slip to his suppliers as proof of payment.
However, on March 14, 2022, the complainant received feedback from his suppliers to indicate that no money had been deposited into their account on the said date.
The prosecution said the complainant confronted the accused person and he confessed to him that, he did not deposit any money on the said date and that the pay-in slip he sent to him was forged.
It said the complainant decided to carry out internal audit of all company funds, which the accused person supervised and detected that an additional GH¢279,728.00 had been stolen totalling GH¢1,079,728.00.
It said the complainant reported the matter to the Police and the accused person was arrested for investigation.
The prosecution said the accused person admitted the offence in his investigation cautioned statement to the Police and stated that, he used the money to stake Sporty bet and 1Xbet but lost.
Prosecution said the accused person stated that he failed to deposit the money but went to the banking hall, filled the deposit slip form at the Bank Teller Room and appended the received stamp on the duplicate when the teller was not looking.
Investigations revealed that from September 2021 to March 2022, the accused person spent a total amount of GH¢1,285,034.00 on soccer bet.