2 cashiers in court for allegedly stealing GH¢274,355

Two female cashiers of the Ejisu branch of the Multi Credit Savings and Loans Limited, on Wednesday appeared before a Kumasi Circuit Court, for allegedly stealing a total sum of GH¢274,355.50, belonging to customers.

Rita Asieduwaa, 33, and Mercy Nketia, 30, pleaded not guilty to the charges, and were granted bail totalling GH¢330,000.00, with three sureties.

The Court presided by Mrs Lydia Osei Marfo, ordered them to reappear today.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Felix Akowuah, prosecuting, told the Court that the complainant was the General Manager of the company, which has its head office in Kumasi, while the suspects were cashiers at the Ejisu branch.

The court heard that a routine audit check conducted by the company in January, this year, into the records and transactions between October, 2016, and December, 2018, uncovered the theft.

Prosecution said the audit revealed that Asieduwaa and Nketia, had misappropriated GH¢223,127.80 and GH ¢51,227.70 respectively, in respect of the ‘susu’ and savings accounts of their customers.

ASP Akowuah said management found out that Asieduwaa did not credit the customers’ accounts with the deposits they made, while Nketia, a field cashier, also failed to hand over monies collected from clients to the office, to be credited into customers’ accounts.

He said when management confronted Asieduwaa and Nketia, they admitted the offence, and they were handed over to the police, for further investigations. – GNA

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