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Uitenhage bank teller arrested for fraud and theft

Jun 23, 2020
Uitenhage bank teller arrested for fraud and theft

Uitenhage - The investigative work conducted by the Uitenhage Cluster Commercial Crimes task team and Forensic investigators yielded positive results when a bank teller in Uitenhage was arrested for fraud and theft.

"On Monday, at about 07:30, the 35-year-old woman was arrested at her house in Rosedale (Uitenhage) following a month-long investigation allegedly linking her to several incidents of fraud and theft which occurred between August 2019 and May 2020," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"It is further alleged that the suspect targeted bank accounts of elderly people, who were mostly pensioners.

"A case was opened after bank authorities became suspicious of improper transactions from several customers’ accounts."

The woman was granted R600 bail and will make her first court appearance on Wednesday, 1 July 2020 in Uitenhage. 

"The suspect faces 25 counts of fraud and six counts of theft."

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