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.