Businessman charged for allegedly stealing from bank

Accra A self-styled businessman who allegedly withdrew GH 14, 683 mistakenly credited to his bank account has been put before an Accra Circuit Court charged with stealing.

Desmond Tetteh Quarshie pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye admitted Quarshie to bail in the sum of GH 20,000 with one surety who should be gainfully employed.

This was after Quarshie’s attorney; Mr Kofie Awunor had prayed the court to admit his client to bail.

He is expected to reappear on February 8.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector E. Haligah told the court the complainant Owusu Appiah Kubi is the Head of Forensic Investigations at the Barclays bank Ghana Limited.

Chief Inspector Haligah said the accused person operates a current bank account at the Achimota branch of the bank.

Prosecution said on August 7, last year, a bank teller mistakenly credited Quarshie’s account with GH 14, 638. The bank after few days detected the anomaly and alerted the accused.

Prosecution said Quarshie ignored the bank’s alert and used his ATM card to withdraw the entire money credited to his account mistakenly.

According to prosecution all efforts to retrieve the amount had proved futile.

On October 12, last year, a report was made to the Police leading to the arrest of Quarshie.

The Prosecution said during Police interrogation, Quarshie refunded GH 6,256 and promised to pay the rest in two weeks but failed.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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