The Police has arrested the Stanbic Bank worker, Martha Amakye, who allegedly defrauded the bank’s customers to the tune of GHc900,000 (over N65million)..She was arrested at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region based on a tip-off. The 33-year old woman who was outsourced to work at the Tema Community One branch of Stanbic Bank took monies from customers with the promise of investing it in high-yielding fixed deposits. She was declared wanted by the Ghana Police Service after she absconded.
Her pictures were posted on the Facebook timeline of Stanbic Bank. A message attached to the picture indicates that she was a Personal Solutions Consultant at the Tema Community 1 branch in Accra. Amakye allegedly collected various sums of money from clients of the bank between 2015 and 2016 with the notion of investing them in fixed deposits. She is reported to have promised the customers interest rate of between 18 and 20 percent per month without the consent of the management of the bank. This got her many clients especially because of the high-interest rate.