Bank Clerk and Mechanic charged with $335,000 bank theft

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On Sunday (Jul. 26), the Royal SVG Police Force arrested and jointly charged Yvonne Patterson, a 46 year old Bank Clerk of Green Hill and Fitzroy Douglas, 27, a Mechanic of Murray’s Village with the theft of Fifty-three thousand, five hundred and seventy-one dollars and ninety-five cents (EC$53,571.95), the property of the Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The incident occurred at Kingstown on June 18, 2020.

They were also jointly charged with the theft of three hundred and thirty-five thousand, five hundred and eight-four dollars (EC$335,584), the property of the aforementioned bank, stolen on July 23, 2020.

Investigations have also led to Patterson being arrested and charged with two (2) counts of false accounting, having allegedly falsified the records of a deposit required for accounting purposes in the sum of EC$53,571.95 on June 18, 2020 and EC$335,584.00 on July 23, 2020, with a view to cause loss to the Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Both accused appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Monday (Jul. 27) to answer the charges.

Fitzroy Douglas Jr. plead guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of EC$60,000.000 and was asked to surrender travel documents and to report to the Central Police Station everyday between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Yvonne Patterson plead not guilty to the charges and was denied bail.

The matter was adjourned to July 30, 2020 for arraignment.