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Ex-bank worker on 31 fraud charges

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Former bank employee Nikisha Winter-Roach has appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate on 31 counts of fraud.

The charges against Winter-Roach, 37, of Blue Basin Gardens, Diego Martin, included 19 counts of larceny servant, six counts of forgery and six counts of uttering forged documents in connection with the theft of $253,500 between May 2011 and June 2017.

The charges were laid by acting ASP Wayne Abbot.

The charges stemmed from a report made by Republic Bank’s Glencoe branch bank to the Fraud Squad in 2017 and an investigation into the alleged theft of monies from the accounts of several customers. Winter-Roach was dismissed from the bank last year, following the launch of the investigations. Investigations were led by Fraud Squad head Snr. Supt. Totaram Dookhie, assisted by Sgt. Jason David, Cpl. Rohan Seemungal and W/Cpl Nicole Antoine.

Winter-Roach was reported missing on July 26 last year. She was found five days later tied up and in a disoriented state by a neighbour close to her home at Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.

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