Woman denies $1M Security Centre theft

A woman denied stealing nearly US$1 million from The Security Centre Ltd. when she appeared in Grand Court on Friday.

Patti Jane Ebanks, a former employee at the security firm, entered not guilty pleas on 23 counts of theft, forgery, making false documents and transferring criminal property.

A trial date has been set for March 16 next year.

Ebanks is charged with theft of US$937,592.62 between April 1, 2010 and June 1, 2013. She is also charged with concealing or disguising property which represents benefit from criminal conduct, namely US$710,019.80 in funds stolen from the Security Centre between those same dates.

Additionally, 48-year-old Ebanks is facing 14 charges in connection with allegations that she made out checks worth a total of around US$35,000 to another individual without proper authority. She is also charged with seven counts of forging checks.

Ebanks was released on bail.