Retired bank officer remanded over Rs.68 mn fraud
The Criminal Investigation Department has arrested a 62 year old female retired Assistant General Manager of a State Bank in connection with an investigation into a fraud of more than Rs.68 million. The police said this financial fraud had been going on for some time. Earlier another woman arrested in connection with the fraud had committed suicide by jumping from the sixth floor of the Criminal Investigation Department in the early hours of January 11 this year.
The woman had jumped from the sixth floor of the Criminal Investigation Department by going to the toilet and jumping down from a window there.
It has been revealed that this fraud was done by creating a lending society and claiming to provide loans to various women, preparing files from their information and taking loans from the bank.
Investigations have revealed that bank officials are also involved in this fraud.
This fraud took place at a State Bank as revealed during an internal audit. Accordingly, on November 17, 2017, the Internal Audit Officer submitted a complaint to the Criminal Investigation Department in this regard, the Police Media Unit stated.
Investigations have revealed that 48 personal loan files had been submitted with fake documents in this fraud. Accordingly, the former AGM of the bank, who is said to be involved in this fraud, was arrested last Friday.
The Police Media Spokesman’s Office stated that it was at Colombo Fort. According to the police the main suspect in this fraud has died.She killed herself by jumping from the sixth floor of the Criminal Investigation Department. Police say that the retired AGM was arrested for aiding and abetting in this financial fraud.
The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office also stated that the suspect was remanded till August 10 after being produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court.