THE bank teller allegedly knew that the owner of a bank account with R1,55 million in it had recently died and the account had been frozen.
While on duty, she was captured on the bank CCTV camera apparently helping herself to the money.
The theft was discovered after the husband of the woman who died approached the bank about activity on the account. The bank’s internal investigation revealed that R1,55 million had been taken illegally.
Malibe allegedly withdrew
R450 000 from the account on 21 April 2011. Two more transactions of R200 000 each were made on 26 and 28 April. Amounts totalling about R300 000 were withdrawn on 4 and 6 May.
Branch manager Lionel Barnabas testified that the accused was one of their employees and said she was trained to treat clients’ information with privacy. She knew she was not allowed to make any transaction without the provision of positive identification.
“The bank lost R1,55 million that we have to repay to our customer, because it was a member of our staff who committed the crime.”
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