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Another Republic Bank employee on fraud charges

Friday, February 9, 2018

A second bank employee charged with defrauding her employer, Republic Bank Limited (RBL), of $.25 million will face a Port-of-Spain magistrate later today.

The 37-year-old Diego Martin woman was yesterday charged on 19 counts larceny, six counts of forgery and six counts of uttering forged documents. She was employed at RBL’s Glencoe Branch.

Police investigations revealed during the period May 2011 and June 2017 the employee allegedly stole $253,500 from several account holders. A report was made by senior RBL officials to the Fraud Squad.

The investigation was led by Snr Supt Totaram Dookhie, who was assisted by Sgt David, Cpl Seemungal and WPCpl Nicole Antoine.

The bank employee was arrested yesterday at her home. Acting ASP Wayne Abbot laid the charges.

On Monday, RBL employee, Stephanie Elie, 22, of Hugh Payne Terrace, Arima, appeared before PoS Magistrate Kerri Honare-Narine accused of 14 fraud charges. Elie, who was last assigned to RBL’s branch at Valpark Shopping Plaza, in Valsayn, is accused of stealing $315,700 in a series of transactions between November last year and last month.


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