Marketing officer steals employer’s cheques

A Takoradi Circuit Court has remanded Eric Essuman, a 30-year old marketing officer of G-Xtreme, in custody for stealing GH¢5,440 cash and 23 post dated cheques belonging to his employer.

The accused, who pleaded not guilty to stealing the cash, but admitted stealing 23 post dated cheques from the company, is to re-appear on November 12 this year.

Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector Parker-Wilson told the court presided over by Mr Kwasi Boakye that on October 27, this year, the Managing Director of G-Xtreme, Mr Alaa Ghandour, left 23 post dated cheques of different banks and physical cash of GH¢5,440 in his drawer.

She said the accused, who was desperately in need of money to settle his court case, stole the cheques worth GH¢1,962 and the cash from the drawer.

Chief Inspector Parker-Wilson said on October 28, 2010 the accused presented one of the cheques to the Takoradi branch of the Amal Bank to cash it, but he was denied payment for not having Identification Card.

She said the accused later gave the same cheque to one Matilda Aikins to cash for him.

Chief Inspector Parker-Wilson said that Matilda was arrested when the bank enquired from the account holder and denied ever sending her to cash that cheque.She said Matilda mentioned the accused as the one, who gave that cheque to her and assisted the Police to arrest Essuman.

Chief Inspector Parker-Wilson said a police search conducted at the premises of the accused person retrieved additional 22 post dated cheques of different banks, which belonged to Mr Alaa Ghandour.

The prosecutor said after police investigations, the accused was charged with the offence and arraigned before the court.

Source: GNA

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