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Sunday , January 24 2021

Banker hiding, six suspended as cash stolen from accounts

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: A Kuwaiti citizen and his European girlfriend were arrested by Hawally securitymen after they were caught in possession of bottles of imported liquor and cans of beer in Salmiya area.

They were referred with the confiscated drinks to the Directorate General for Drug Control for investigations and necessary legal action against them.

Meanwhile, Capital securitymen arrested a Bedoun youth, who was wanted by law for the execution of a judicial sentence of 20-month imprisonment followed by deportation. He was referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action against him. In addition, Capital securitymen arrested a GCC woman wanted by law for a fraud case of KD 1,900, and a Kuwaiti citizen wanted by law for a fraud case of KD 17,000. Both suspects were referred to the concerned authorities where necessary measure was taken against them.

Big cash embezzled: One of the local banks is said to have adopted strict measures after it discovered one of employees working for the bank’s Clearing Department managed to embezzle KD 360,000 from people’s accounts, reports Al-Rai daily.

The sources said the bank has suspended six employees working for the same department and are being interrogated to find out if any of them are involved in the issue. They will remain suspended until the bank completes its investigations. The sources added, the suspect who has gone underground was on leave and had been working for the bank for the past 15 years. The embezzlement was accidentally discovered by a colleague from the same department who saw large sums of money being transferred into a personal account. Banks sources said the transfers were made over a period of time in five to six months interval.

By Meshal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies

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