Monday, 14 June 2010

SBU discovers bank employees embezzled over Hr. 1.6 million

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has discovered cases of two women employees of bank establishments who together embezzled over UAH 1.6 million from the banks that employed them.

The SBU press service reported on Friday that during 2009-2010 the first woman, the chief economist of the department for exchange operations at a Dnipropetrovsk bank, who had access to the automated bank system, transferred money from the internal transit bank account to payment cards of fictitious persons. Then she withdrew cash from ATMs and spent the money on purchasing cars and on foreign trips.

According to experts, the state incurred losses totaling over Hr. 1 million.

The SBU department in Dnipropetrovsk region also opened a criminal case in line with Part 3 of Article 362 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized operations with the information processed by computers).

The other woman, the head of the district department of a bank in Kherson region, accepted funds from the public to place them on deposit accounts and make urgent transfers. She embezzled over Hr. 630,000 of funds of clients and bank and fled to Russia.

Tsiurupynsk District Court of Kherson region declared the employee of the bank guilty of embezzling property via abuse of official position and official forgery (Part 5 of Article 191 and Part 2 of Article 366 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). She was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment with confiscation of property.

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