The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a 44 year-old Banker of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over K700 thousand.
Commission Spokesperson Theresa Katongo in a statement issue to QFM News today says Alex Mulenga Kasepa, 44, a Banker of House No, 4085B Mutendere Townhship in Lusaka has been arrested for theft by public servant, forgery, uttering false documents, obtaining goods by false pretences, destroying materials and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Ms Katongo says particulars of the offence are that Alex Mulenga Kasepa on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2012 and 25th September, 2014 whilst acting together with other persons unknown in his capacity as a Clerk of a named bank did steal a total of K745, 000 belonging to four bank customers by forging cheques and cash withdrawal slips and consequently uttering them to bank tellers purporting to be cashing for the owners of the accounts when infact not.
She says the suspect further obtained a cheque book belonging to one of the account holders without any lawful authority from the owner of the account or the bank and consequently used it to transact on the account.
Ms Katongo states that the accused withdrew the money and kept it to himself thereby permanently depriving the account holders of their money.
She says Kasepa furthermore engaged directly or indirectly in business transactions in which one LG LED Television has been seized as proceed of crime.
The suspect will appear in court soon.