The Attorney General’s Office announced Friday it had ordered the detention for six days of Wahda bank employees at the Al-Ajeilat branch.
The Attorney General’s Office said based on an Audit Bureau report, it had started criminal proceedings against the Wahda bank manager, his Deputy and the Head of Current Accounts department for engaging in illegal banking operations performed on customer accounts, transferring to accounts managed by them and using forged cheques.
The offenders’ actions also went through the three stages of money laundering (deposit, camouflaging, and incorporation) with the intent of disguising the source of the proceeds of crime and making them available from a source that appears to be legitimate when the appropriation is completed.
Thus, it ordered their detention for six days pending the case. It also proceeded with the implementation of the measure of subjecting the bank branch to criminal accountability aimed at checking and examining all work records.