A case has been filed against a recently sacked official of Bank Asia on charges of misappropriating clients' money.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against the sacked executive officer of the bank, Sylvia Akhter Rini, alleging that she embezzled Tk3.25 crore and also tried to embezzle Tk1.27 crore from bank clients.
ACC Deputy Director Syed Tahsinul Huq filed the case on Tuesday with the commission's coordinated district office of Dhaka.
According to the case statement, Sylvia Akhtar was working in the Dilkusha Branch of Bank Asia from October 2012 to December 2019. Through 454 transactions, she embezzled a total of Tk4,45,99,520 from clients' interest payments. Through 437 cash transactions, she withdrew Tk3,18,38,920 and through 17 account transfers, she tried to embezzle Tk1,27,60,600. Though Dilkusha branch was able to retrieve the money stolen from account transfers, they were unable to recover the cash withdrawn.
The case statement further added that further review of the facts of the case revealed that all the money had been misappropriated by Silvia Akter Rini alone. Even though 12 employees signed the bill as approvers, their involvement could not be traced.