30 Apr 2007

Three bank employees in American Samoa questioned over missing funds

10:43 am on 30 April 2007

Police have confirmed that three employees of the Ofu Branch of the ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank are being questioned over missing bank funds.

Police and senior ANZ bank employees were at the Ofu branch earlier this week and its understood that they flew back with the branch supervisor.

No arrests have yet been made but the Ofu branch has been closed since Tuesday.

The amount of money unaccounted for is said to exceed 20 thousand US dollars.

The bank's president, Gary Ayre, has confirmed the branch is closed due financial irregularities.