KAMPALA – The police is holding an employee of dfcu Bank following allegations of fraud at the Ntinda branch.
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire has told this website on Friday morning that a one Elizabeth Kyosimire was arrested on May 12 on charges of embezzlement of funds totalling to UGX. 2I million.
“She is being held at Kiira Rd police after her employer that is dfcu Bank complained against her following an audit,” the police said.
“It is alleged that they received complaints from 6 clients urging that some of their money was missing,” ASP Owoyesigyiresaid.
The police added that after getting the complaints,the bank did an internal audit and reported Kyosimire at Kira road police station.
“So far 28 million has been confirmed to have been embezzled by her and she was putting this money on her account or the husband’s account,” Mr. Owoyesigyire told this website.
He said investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
As a result, DFCU bank Ntinda branch was reportedly closed down on Wednesday May 13 to audit the extent of the theft and the entire staff indefinitely suspended.
While presenting at the launch of the Annual Police Crime Report on April 28, the Poluxe Director of CID Grace Akullo said a total number of 13,264 evonomic crime cases were reported in 2019 compared to 15,099 cases reported in 2018, giving a 12.1% decrease.
She noted that obtaining money by false pretence was the highest category reported under Economic Crimes with 10,598 cases.