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Court Suspends Hearing In GT Bank US$126k Theft Case
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Court Suspends Hearing In GT Bank US$126k Theft Case
By Ballah M. Kollie

MONROVIA, August 31 (LINA) – The Judge of Criminal Court ”C" at the Temple of Justice, Emery Paye, Wednesday suspended hearing into the US$126,219 theft case involving three former GT Bank employees.

The Grand Jury of Montserrado County indicted defendants Montmorancy Yancy, Stanley Yorsee and Emmanuel L. Togba on June 21 for alleged theft of property, misapplication of entrusted property,
criminal facilitation and criminal conspiracy between May 28 to June 29, 2015.

Judge Paye’s decision is predicated upon a request from the defense counsel who contended that they were not furnished copies of evidences adduced by the prosecution as instructed by the court.

Following the calling of the case, one of the defense counsels filed for the suspension of the case on grounds that they needed time to peruse the available evidences in order to make an informed argument on behalf of their clients.

In a four-count indictment, the Grand Jury of Montserrado County said the trio in flagrant violation of the statutory law did conspire to commit the crimes as charged.

According to the indictment, co-defendant Yancy, while serving as a Teller at the bank’s head offices in Sinkor, colluded with Yorsee and Togba to steal the amount of US$126,219 intended to be deposited into the Total Liberia Incorporated account at GT Bank.

“This act was carried out without the knowledge and approval of the bank’s management,” the indictment said.

The jurors in the indictment said upon receipt of the cash from the Bulk Tellers of the bank, co-defendant Yancy, along with his colleagues, diverted the amount and used it to give out loans within and out of the bank.

The trio are said to have also signed into the depositor’s entry log indicating that the money had been deposited into the customer’s


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