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Wanted banker arrested and produced in court

September 4, 2015 12:42 am

A 27 year-old banker who was wanted by police on allegations of obtaining more than $110,000 under false pretense has been arrested and produced at the Suva Magistrate Court this morning.

Fazeel Rasid Ali is charged with one count of theft and one count of money laundering.

He is alleged to have falsely created email correspondences purporting to be the bank’s treasurer offering the best rates of foreign exchange for two companies.

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It’s alleged that through the false emails; Ali managed to get a $65,000 cheque approved for payment on the 9th of July this year from one company.

On the 13th of June,a second cheque to the sum of $45,000 was allegedly made and both cheques were cashed.

Ali had been evading police and his employer since the 14th of June.

Magistrate Waleen George has given the prosecution seven days to respond to the bail application made by Ali’s lawyer.

A ruling on the application will be delivered on the 17th of this month.

The accused has been remanded.

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