Saturday 4 April, 2020

UPDATE: Bank teller charged with stealing $300K from customers

A Republic Bank Limited teller appeared in court on Monday, charged with stealing $315,700 from customers' accounts. 

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 22-year-old Stephanie Elie, of Hugh Payne Terrace, Malabar, Arima, appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate, charged with 14 counts of larceny servant amounting to $315,700 which occurred between September 2017 and January 2018.

Elie, who was employed with the bank's Valsayn branch, appeared before Magistrate Kerri Honore-Narine in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ 1st Court on Monday where the matter was adjourned to Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Elie was charged by W/Cpl Jamilia Joseph-Francis, on January 31 after a report was made by the bank to the Fraud Squad earlier this year.

This follows the bank’s discovery that quantities of money were withdrawn from the accounts of several customers, without their consent or knowledge.

Elie appeared before Justice of the Peace Akbar Khan, on February 2 where bail was set at $250,000, and ordered to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate on Monday, February 5.

Investigations were led by Snr. Supt. Totaram Dookhie and assisted by Insp. Ramdani Dipchan, Insp. Prakash Mathura and Insp. Dale Griffith, all of the Fraud Squad.


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