Bank employees held for stealing from client’s account

2014-06-03 00:00

A SYNDICATE that uses bank employees to help them steal money from clients’ bank accounts has been dealt a hefty blow with the arrest of two suspects in Durban yesterday.

Police believe that the symbiotic relationship between the SAPS and all the banks is helping to make headway in the on-going fight against fraud in the banking industry.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said yesterday that Durban police were called in yesterday to track down and arrest a couple employed by one of the banks in Durban.

“It is alleged that two suspects aged 31 and 34 were part of a syndicate that targets bank clients by using employees to move money from their accounts to theirs …”

He said that on Saturday, a bank client in Ladysmith reported the mysterious disappearance of R400 000 from his account the day before. The bank called in a forensic investigator who asked the police to help him follow the money trail to a couple based in Durban.

Zwane said police arrested the suspects.

The suspects were found with R10 500 when they were arrested, and later during a house search at their home in Redhill north of Durban, more money was recovered.

Both suspects are due to appear in court on Wednesday.

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