A FNB consultant who allegedly siphoned R36.9 million from his dead client’s account to his own has been arrested by the Hawks in Limpopo.
Hawks spokeswoman Capt Matimba Maluleke said: ” It is claimed that on April 25, the suspect, an FNB consultant at the Makhado branch, opened without authorization the profile of the customer who died in a car accident the day before.
“It will further alleges that the suspect, together with his accomplice, open a new bank account and link it to the deceased’s account and start spending all the money from the deceased’s account.”
Maluleke said the bank had the fraudulent activity and opened an account in the case of theft and closed the account.
“When the suspect was approached by bank managers about the matter, he reportedly handed in his resignation letter with immediate effect. During the investigation, it was discovered that some of the stolen money was used to buy expensive cars and donate to a specific church,” Maluleke said.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in Makhado District Court on Monday .
The Hawks have not ruled out the possibility of further arrests.
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