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Afghan Bank Employee Steals Over $1million and Escapes

By wadsam - Wed Sep 04 2013, 11:05 am

Azizi Bank Loses MoneyShegofa, an Afghan female employee transferred USD 1.1mn from Azizi Bank and has left Afghanistan.

According to reports, the employee has transferred the amount to a relative’s bank account outside of Afghanistan and has escaped from the country together with her family.

Afghanistan General Attorney Office claims to have found her crime partner who is outside of Afghanistan. Efforts are on along with INTERPOL to find the girl.

Azizi Bank officials have not commented on this matter so far.

An employee of Azizi Bank speaking on the condition of anonymity says that Shegofa had split the amount and sent to different bank account of her family members outside the country.

Many banks in Afghanistan are not insured for Bankers Blanket Bond cover that is provided by many of the private insurance companies currently operating in the country.

A Bankers Blanket Bond or a fidelity bond is purchased from an insurance company to protect a bank against losses from a variety of criminal acts carried out by employees.

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