Leslie Afotey, a banker has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing GH¢499,022.10 from a bank known as the CAL Bank Limited by the Accra Circuit Court.
The young man was said to have refunded GH¢128,022.10 after stealing the money in the year 2018.
During the hearing of the case, the young man was said to have pleaded not guilty to the act but the judge on the case Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, found him guilty at the end of the trial and gave him two years in prison.
Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligahn the prosecutor stated that the complainant was an Internal Audit staff at the Head Office of CAL Bank Limited, Accra, whiles Afotey was a bulk cash teller with the Spintex branch of the CAL Bank.
According to reports Mr Afotey’s task was to go out with a bullion van and a driver to the Bank’s customers at various locations to collect daily savings.
It said Afotey was also mandated to take the money to the Bank and deposit it into an account.
Chief Inspector Haligah said as a control measure, the Bank audited its accounts and the staff before the close of every year.
He said on December 2018, the Bank audited an account in which the convict had been depositing monies collected from customers.
An amount of GH¢499,022.10 was detected unaccounted for and when Afotey heard about the auditing, he quickly stopped his daily rounds and returned to the office, prosecution said.
He was later questioned and it finally came out that he had stolen the money and pleaded guilty.