National Service Person Hot, Remanded For Defrauding GCB Customers

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A 29-year-old National Service person, has found himself in hot soup after being remanded into prison custody by the Nsuta Circuit Court in the Ashanti Region.

The accused, Mr. Charles Elton Nana Amoahover, is alleged to have engaged in defrauding customers of the Asante Mampong Branch of the GCB, while doing his one-year mandatory national service.

Mr. Amoahover is said to have defrauded 77 customers of GCB the tune of GH¢112,650.

Although, he pleaded not guilty to all three counts of stealing, defrauding by false pretences and falsification of documents, he has been remanded and would reappear in court on April 25, 2019.

Prosecuting Officer, Chief Inspector James Obeng, told the court presided over by Mrs. Lydia Osei Marfo, that the complainant was the Branch Manager of the Asante Mampong GCB, while the accused was a National Service person attached to the unit of the bank responsible for assisting customers who want to open new accounts.

He said the accused then took advantage of his schedule and at different dates and time and stole the said amounts belonging to the customers.

According to the Prosecution, the crime was detected when a customer reported at the bank to withdraw an amount of GH¢1,900 out of GH¢3,000, which she had lodged in her accounts.

Mr. Obeng said the customer became alarmed when she was told that there was no such money in her savings account, subsequently, she reported the matter to the Manager.

He said the suspect, who did not report to work on that day, was contacted by the Manager and sensing danger, the accused in response, quickly sent GH¢1,900 to the customer, through her mobile money wallet.

Chief Inspector Obeng said the Manager then became suspicious and decided to go through the value books handled by the accused person and noticed the fraud.

The accused was subsequently arrested and handed over to the Police and after investigations, he was charged with the offences and arraigned.

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