Former A.N.Z. Bank staff to face 2020 hearing

The court hearing of two former A.N.Z. Bank employees accused of stealing more than $2,000 from the financial institution will be held in February next year.

In the Supreme Court on Monday the accused employees, Rosa Muaau Papalii and Pisaina Tavui, appeared before Justice Leiataualesa Daryl Clarke. 

Justice Leiataualesa scheduled the hearing for the pair on 10 February 2020. 

According to the police summary of facts, the women are accused of stealing $2,430 tala by allegedly using a fraudulently produced access card over the period of one month in August 2018.

They are facing charges of theft as a servant during their previous employment at A.N.Z. Bank. 

Both women pleaded not guilty to the charges against them. 

The alleged offending came to light when the bank wrote to the Police Commissioner last September, lodging a complaint against the two women. 

It is alleged that Ms. Tavui took money from the Matafele main branch A.T.M. three times in August last year totalling $2,000. 

Co-defendant Ms. Papalii is accused of using the access card to withdraw $50 tala at Salelologa and $380 at Matafele A.T.M. 

They are remanded on bail pending their hearing date. 

Ms. Papalii was represented by Maureen Tuimaleali’ifano while lawyer Diana Roma acted for Ms. Tavui. 

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