A 21-year-old bank employee charged with two counts of larceny was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 with a surety. The charges were laid after an extensive investigation was conducted into unauthorized transactions on the accounts of two customers at a major commercial bank.
ADRIAN THOMAS, of Princes Town, was arrested on Thursday 18th May, 2023, and formally charged the following day, Friday 19th May, 2023 by Cpl (Ag.) Ramdial.
According to police reports, on Tuesday 16th May, 2023, a customer reported to the bank that he observed several unauthorized online transactions on his savings account that he never set up, activated, or authorised anyone to make on his behalf. Checks were made, and 49 of these transactions totalling $63,765.00 were allegedly discovered on the customer’s account during the period June 12th, 2022, and May 15th, 2023.
Further checks were made and six similar online transactions totalling $2,090.00 were also allegedly discovered on another customer’s account during the period January 8th, 2023, and January 16th, 2023.
This customer also denied having set up, activated, or authorised anyone to make these on his behalf.
Cpl (Ag.) Ramdial conducted enquiries which led to Thomas being charged with two counts of Larceny in the sums of $63,765.00 and $2,090.00 respectively with respect to the unauthorized transactions. He is expected to appear at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court on June 7th, 2023.