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Stanbic worker jailed eight years for duping customers of over GH₵1.8 million

A 34-year-old outsourced worker of Stanbic Bank, Martha Amakye, has been jailed eight years by the Accra High Court for defrauding scores of customers of the bank of more than GH₵1.8 million.

Stanbic staff Martha Amakye

The court presided over by Mrs Justice Afia Serwaa Asare- Botwe ruled against Martha for exploiting 246 customers of the bank by collecting various sums of money from them between 2015 and 2016 on the pretext of investing it in fixed deposits.

The court slapped the convict eight years for each count, which would run concurrently.

Apart from the custodial sentence, the court also directed the state agencies to take steps to retrieve the amounts that Amakye swindled from the customers, since she failed to refund it.

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Martha Amakye who was working at the Tema Community one branch of Stanbic, allegedly contacted customers without any authorization and collected their money under the pretext of investing the amounts in fixed deposit instruments.

After payment, Amakye issued some customers with fake bank deposit slips and later paid some of her victims what she said were interested in their investment, telling them the principal amounts would be reinvested.

Reports from the bank revealed that most of the victims paid their funds meant for the investment to Amakye in the banking hall, while others gave the money to her outside the bank.

After collecting the money, Amakye issued the victims with copies of suspected fake deposit slips.

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