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A former First National Bank employee was arrested in Limpopo for allegedly stealing more than Rs 36 million from a deceased customer.
On Friday, the Hawks’ Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit arrested the 28-year-old suspect, who worked as an FNB adviser at the Mahado branch.
Hawks spokesman Captain Matimba Maluleke said on April 25, 2022, the suspect allegedly opened a profile without the client’s permission, who had just died in a vehicle accident the day before.
“They further claim that the suspect conspired with his accomplice to open a new bank account and linked it to the deceased’s account and began spending all the money from the deceased’s account,” Maluleke said.
“These illegal activities were discovered by the bank and lawsuits were filed against the Hawks for fraud and theft.
“When the suspect was approached by bank executives in connection with the case, he allegedly filed a letter of resignation with immediate effect.”
Maluleke said the investigation revealed that some of the stolen money was used to buy expensive cars and donate to a certain church.
A total of 36,989,051.67 rupees were stolen.
The suspect is expected to appear for the first time in the Makhado Magistrate court on Monday.
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Bank employee arrested for allegedly stealing more than Rs 36 million from a dead customer
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