Neil Jonathan John, who employed as a teller for a financial institution in the north of the island, was recently committed to stand trial for stealing by reason of employment.
He is accused of illegally withdrawing EC$17,400 between February 2012 and April 2012.
According to bank policy, any client unable to fill in withdrawal slip for themselves can get the assistance of a teller, however the teller cannot complete the transaction on the client’s behalf. It is alleged that John assisted the particular client on several occasions and also helped himself to the client’s cash in various withdrawals on 13 different occasions over the period mentioned.
Several tellers at the institution verified their handwriting on withdrawal slips filled by John during the period under review. There were also over 40 inquiries made into the client’s account from John’s terminal.
It is reported that the owner of the account is an elderly gentleman who cannot read and has always had transactions checked by his sister who moved to Canada just prior to the incidents, and as such he had no one checking on his affairs for the period in question.
The fraud was discovered by the manager of the financial institution.
John will stand trial on a date yet to be determined by the courts.