Sunday, February 25

Bank employee arrested for stealing R36 million from a dead client

A former First national bank worker has been arrested in Limpopo for allegedly stealing over R36 million from a deceased client.

On Friday, the Hawks’ severe industrial Crime investigation Unit arrested the 28 year-vintage suspect, who labored as a FNB representative on the Makhado department.

In step with Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke, on 25 April 2022, the suspect allegedly opened a profile without any authorisation of the purchaser who had just died in a vehicle accident an afternoon earlier than.

“It’s miles similarly alleged that the suspect connived along with his associate to open a new financial institution account and linked it to the deceased’s account and started spending all of the money from the deceased’s account,” Maluleke stated.

“Those unlawful activities were discovered by using the bank and a case of fraud and theft was opened with the Hawks.

“While the suspect turned into approached by using the financial institution managers about the problem, he reportedly tendered his resignation letter with on the spot effect.”

Maluleke stated thru the investigation, it turned into discovered that a number of the stolen money become used to buy high-priced motors and donate to a sure church.

A total of R36 989 051.67 turned into allegedly stolen.  

The suspect is anticipated to make his first appearance in the Makhado magistrate’s court docket on Monday.

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