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DEC nabs accountant for money laundering

THE Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a female accountant of Lusaka for money laundering activities involving over K500,000.

DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo stated that Deborah Mwila Kabila, 34 of house No 49, Nyumba Yanga in Lusaka has been arrested for theft by public servant and money laundering.

Katongo stated that particulars of the offence were that Kabila on dates unknown but between January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018 in her capacity as a payroll and payment officer at a named financial institution created various fictitious transactions amounting to K507,157.13 which she transferred to four personal accounts and to her mother’s account held at the same institution she was working for.

She stated that the suspect further acquired two motor vehicles – a Mercedes Benz C200 and a Honda Civic – and used part of the stolen funds to construct a semi-detached house up to roof-level in Chalala.

Katongo stated that the suspect has since been released on police bond and will appear in court soon

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