Bank teller accused of taking advantage of elderly man who can’t read, steals over $17,000

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Bank teller accused of taking advantage of elderly man who can’t read, steals over $17,000

A man accused of stealing over $17,000 from a financial institution in the north will stand trial for the alleged crime.

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.

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  1. these bank tellers needs to work hard and save their money just like the elderly stop taking advantage of s/one just because the cannot read VOILLEH JAIL HIS ASS.

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  2. always hav to be so careful. even those that u bring your money to and think it will be protected are the ones stealing it. some do it blatantly like this example....but some do it little by little over yrs ... always be alert

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  3. Tellers are not allowed to complete withdrawal slips for customers and the bank knows that. When did that breach of policy happen to enable the teller to commit this fradulent act. The bank is liable and will have to refund every penny.

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  4. Whoever said to check the denomination, that just shows how small minded you are. Have there not been incidents where persons of other religious persuasions found themselves on the other side of the law as well? No matter what denomination you belong to, we all have access to the same God and a denomination shouldn't come under bashing because of the foolish acts of one individual. Are all blacks thieves? Are all whites oppressors? Racism shares the same mindset behind the strategy you made.

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  5. This is so sad and shameful if its really true that he committed the crime (act)...hope the gentleman gets his money back and Jail time for John.

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