26 Feb 2013

Former Fiji bank teller sentenced to six years over theft

11:25 am on 26 February 2013

A former ANZ bank officer in Fiji charged with three counts of money laundering involving more than 28,000 US dollars has been sentenced to six years in prison with a non parole period of 5 years.

Doreen Singh committed the offence between February 2008 and 2009 involving Fiji Electricity Authority cheques.

During the mitigation, Singh's counsel, Mehboob Raza said this was her first offence at the age of 34 years, this case has been hanging over her head since the 14th of August, 2009, when she first appeared in the Magistrate Court.

However Fiji Village online reports the DPP lawyer, Nancy Tikoisuva said that Singh seriously breached her employer's trust, as a teller.