Bank worker admits thefts

Eight charges of theft and other offences were admitted by a former bank employee, with the value of amounts stolen totalling $32,000.

Tamika Joanne Francis entered guilty pleas in Summary Court on Tuesday.

The eight thefts and a further offence of obtaining property by deception occurred between September and December 2005.

For each theft there was a corresponding charge of making a document without authority – that is, a withdrawal slip in the name of the person from whose account the money was taken.

The offences occurred at Cayman National Bank, Buckingham Square Branch, where Francis was employed. Amounts stolen ranged between $400 and $10,500.

Defence Attorney Menelik Miller asked Magistrate Grace Donalds to adjourn sentencing and request a social inquiry report. He pointed out that the defendant is 21 and of previous good character.

Crown Counsel Richard Barton Jr. observed that bail was an issue, since pleas had been entered.

Mr. Miller replied that Francis had never failed to attend court in the past. Further, she was in the middle of selling her family home in order to pay back the money. He argued that the probation officer doing the pre-sentence report would be better served by seeing the defendant in her environment.

The magistrate ordered the report, continued bail and set sentencing for Tuesday, 5 September.

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