Former A.N.Z. Bank employees in court for theft

Two former A.N.Z. Bank staffers accused of stealing will return for a Supreme Court hearing at the next available date.

Defendants Rosa Muaau Papali’i and Pisaina Tavu’i are accused of stealing $2,430 tala while using a fraudulently-produced access card over the period of one month.

They are facing charges of theft as a servant and were facing court last week. 

The matter was heard before Supreme Court Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren; however, the defence counsel successfully sought the hearing's postponement. 

The incident of the alleged theft came to light when the bank wrote to the Commissioner of Police Fuaivaili’ili Egon Keil last September. 

According to the police report, the pair is accused of “using a fraudulently produced access card.” 

Its alleged that Tavu’i took money from an A.T.M. three times in August 2018, taking a total amount of $2,000 while the co-defendant allegedly took $430.

The police report says that Papali’i used the access card in Salelologa twice while Tavu’i allegedly withdrew from the ATM at the main branch on three separate occasions. 

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