By Independent Contributor. Updated 11:30 a.m, Monday, May 2, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
A recently installed teacher at a school on the Leeward side of St. Vincent is still counting losses after nearly all money was drained from a savings bank account, allegedly by another colleague.
The incident is reported to have taken place late last weekend, and the accused is another newly installed teacher.
The pseudonyms Lost and Bail will be used in this story to refer to the victim and the accused, respectively.
According to sources close to the matter, the victim’s card information was allegedly accessed by the accused, purportedly on the school’s compound. The accused – Bail, is said to have ordered an advanced version of an iPhone with the victim’s card information.
The victim, Lost, became aware of the missing money when a relative who the victim assists contacted the victim for financial help on an issue, as it was end of month when the government pays salaries.
Lost, the victim, checked the savings account and said that only approximately $100 was there.
The relative then asked the victim “how come and government paid since yesterday?”.
When Lost (the victim) contacted a local bank, the bank informed Lost that an order was made on Lost’s card.
This is when Lost knew something was wrong.
After Lost started putting pieces of the puzzle together in relation to who could possibly have been exposed to Lost’s financial information, Lost contacted the colleague (the accused) and the accused denied.
After the accused’s denial, the Criminal Investigations Department was called in and held the accused for questioning last weekend.
On investigating the matter, the police found information which may indicate the direct involvement of the accused in the said matter.
This is a developing story and we will bring more details as it comes to hand.