Former NCB employee pleads guilty to over $74m in fraud

February 21, 2024
Khadene Thomas, 35, who was employed at NCB's St Ann's Bay branch, pleaded guilty to 31 counts of uttering forged documents and three counts of larceny as a servant in the St Ann Parish Court.

Khadene Thomas, the former National Commercial Bank wealth advisor who was accused of stealing $74.5 million from the company's customers, has pleaded guilty to the allegations. 

The revelation was made on Wednesday when the 35-year-old was brought before the St Ann Parish Court. She pleaded guilty to 31 counts of uttering forged documents, three counts of larceny as a servant.

However, no evidence was offered on her other charges of transfer of criminal property, access with intent to commit an offence and forgery.

The prosecution contended that Thomas transfer the sums from the accounts of three customers between May 21, 2019 and December 20, 2022.

From the first complaint, she stole US$256,291.83 and JMD$9.5 million between May 2019 and December 2022.

In the second case, she stole US$37,680 and JMD$570,302 between June 24, 2021 and December 15, 2022.

In respect to the third complaint, Thomas stole US$113,500 between January 13,2020 and October 12, 2022.

Thomas was arrested last year January after the transfer of at least $5 million from a customer's account sparked an investigation.

During the hearing today, her attorney-at-law Matthew Hyatt, requested eight months in order for her to make restitution but the judge gave her until June.

Her bail was subsequently, extended.

- Tanesha Mundle 

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