A 28-year-old medical student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, William Jefferson and his girlfriend, Ernestina Amoo-Mensah, also 28, a sales representative, have been arraigned before court for conspiring to steal GH¢99,700 belonging to her employer.
Ernestina, who works at Unic Care Chemist at Patasi in Kumasi, is accused of stealing the money belonging to Mr. Solomon Zangu Sambo, the owner, and buying a Cherokee Jeep which she registered in the boyfriend’s name.
Their plea was not taken and the court, presided over by William Boampong granted each of them GH¢20,000 bail with one surety.
Prosecuting Chief Superintended Moses Attibilla said in May this year, the complainant Mr. Sambo, realised that there was a shortfall in the stocks at the shop and confronted Ernestina over discrepancies in the accounts.
Ernestina explained that she had sold some of the goods on credit and went on to provide the complainant with the list of the debtors.
Mr. Attibilla said Mr. Sambo called the alleged debtors to ascertain the veracity of Ernestina’s claims, but all of them said that though they bought some of the drugs on credit, they had since honoured their obligations and as such, were not indebted to the company.
He said when Mr. Sambo confronted her again, Ernestina told him that she has given GH¢30,000 to Jefferson, to access some insurance claims in the United States of America.
Mr. Attibilla said further investigation conducted revealed that drugs worth GHC67.000 could not be accounted for.
It was also discovered that Ernestina bought the Cherokee jeep in June this year and had it registered in Jefferson’s name.
Source: Ghanaian Times