DEC nab accountant for money laundering

The Drug Enforcement Commission DEC through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a 29 year-old Accountant of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over 200 thousand Kwacha.

Anthony Mutwalo Tembo, 29, an Accountant of Chalala, Lusaka has been arrested for theft by servant, unauthorized interference with data, fraudulent false accounting and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that Mr. Tembo an Account Clerk at a named Bank, on dates unknown but between 1st June, 2015 and 31st December, 2016 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown stole money amounting to 275, 000 Kwacha property of his employer without any claim of right.

It is further alleged that the named Bank’s accountant fraudulently interfered with data on the banking system of his employer without authority.

The suspect, therefore, engaged into money laundering activities and laundered the said stolen money by acquiring a four plate cooker, an upright two door fridge and a Samsung Television set.

This is contained in a statement by the DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo.

And in a separate but related incidence, the Commission has arrested and jointly charged three (03) Musa Biscuits employees for money laundering activities involving 250, 000 Kwacha.

Ms. Katongo says that Arthur Chibale, 30, a Warehouse Supervisor has been arrested and jointly charged with Angela Katukula, 39, an Assistant Accountant and Gershom Siame, 57, a Driver for fraudulent false accounting, theft by servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that Chibale, Katukula and Siame on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2016 and 13th February, 2017 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown falsified the entries of sales in the Musa Biscuits system by posting less of what was actually being sold in the field thereby depriving their employer permanently of 250, 000 Kwacha.

The Commission has seized a Toyota Prado and an Audi from Arthur Chibale as suspected proceeds of crime.

All suspects are currently on Police Bond and will appear in Court soon.

 

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