3 Mar 2012

Tonga police charge two people with stealing thousands from local bank

8:25 am on 3 March 2012

The police in Tonga have charged a man and woman with stealing more than 23 thousand US dollars from the Westpac Bank.

The woman, a former employee of the bank, is facing 18 charges of embezzlement.

She has been granted bail and will re-appear in court at this end of the month.

Radio Tonga says the man has also been granted bail and is due to appear in court on the 12th of this month.

Police were alerted to the crime following a complaint from the bank.