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January 17, 2014
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Student defrauds bank for tuition

A social enquiry report was ordered in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, in a matter in which a 21-year-old university student, allegedly forged documents to obtain funds from a prominent banking institution.

Charged with five counts of forged documents, six counts of larceny as a servant and conspiracy to defraud, five counts of forgery and access with intent to facilitate the commission of an offence is Mickoy Moodie.

The Crown alleges that Moodie, who was employed to a bank as a requisition and pension clerk, handled the incentive payments in one of the institution's departments.

It is reported that the accused generated and, submitted fraudulent reports obtaining names and account numbers and, as a result, incentive payments were generated to the accounts of approximately five persons totalling $5.26 million on separate occasions.

An investigation soon commenced and it was revealed that the names allegedly submitted by the accused were either not a part of the programme or were not employed to any of the auto-dealers under the incentive programme.

In court, Moodie told Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey, "Your honour, I am deeply disappointed in myself." The RM then requested that a social enquiry report be made.

He was subsequently ordered fingerprinted and is due back in court on February 14, at which point he will be sentenced.

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