23 Apr 2014

Four bank employees jailed for embezzlement in Tonga

6:40 pm on 23 April 2014

Four former employees of Westpac Bank in Tonga have been convicted and jailed for embezzling a total of more than 66 thousand US dollars from the bank.

The four were also convicted of false accounting when they appeared in the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Radio Tonga reports 34-year-old Tavasi Kaufusi, who embezzled the largest amount - 24 thousand dollars - got the longest sentence - two years and eight months in prison.

Their sentences have been back-dated to when they were first arrested.