SOCIAL Media has been awash with reports that Pamela Gondwe, an employee of Barclays Bank Long Acres branch has allegedly vanished with $400,000 cash.
DEC public relations manager Theresa Katongo said her office was in receipt of a report from Barclays stating that their employee, Gondwe, disappeared with over $400,000.
“We have received a report from Barclays that over $400,000 was stolen by Pamela Gondwe and we have instituted investigation,” said Katongo
But sources at Barclays Bank Zambia revealed that Gondwe had stolen K7 million from the Longacres branch.
Gondwe, an entrepreneur, who is also the author of a book titled “Tears in a Suitcase” launched in 2016, got hold of the money by virtue of her employment and was entrusted with keys to the Vault.
The source said instead of safeguarding the employer’s money, Gondwe decided to honour herself, and got away with different amounts of money in pounds, euro and dollars as well as K250,000 cash. Gondwe recently disclosed in a profile interview with Zambia Daily Mail that she was a traveller and wants to explore the beautiful unknown lands and be part of the magnificent world.
It is reported that Gondwe, who has a Nigerian boyfriend, left the country the same day she got the money via Ethiopian Airlines to East Africa.
At Press time, Barclays had not yet responded to the press query sent over the missing money.