BANGKOK BANK will this week return a combined Bt1.75 million in deposits that were embezzled from three customers by a bank employee, police said yesterday.
Police Colonel Ditsayadej Patcharapuwadon, the superintendent of Uttaradit province’s Muang district police station, said the manager of a Bangkok Bank branch in Uttaradit told him that its head office had approved returning money deposits to the affected customers no later than this Friday.
The bank’s head office in Bangkok would also soon take legal action against the employee, on the charge of stealing from the employer, the police officer said quoting the same branch manager.
The female bank employee has not been identified.
She was fired following the incident, according to a source from the bank that spoke on condition of anonymity.
Ditsayadej said yesterday that so far only three bank customers had reported missing deposits from their bank accounts – one involving an amount of Bt672,191.95, another Bt577,000, and the last one about Bt500,000.
He encouraged others who might have fallen victim to the bank official to file complaints with police so their embezzled money could be returned.
“I hear that the [embezzled] bank customers were satisfied to get their money back,” the police officer said.
Earlier, the three people with 12-month fixed-rate savings accounts in an Uttaradit branch of the bank had complained to its manager that their deposits were missing.
It was later found that a bank official had repeatedly transferred money out of the customers’ accounts since early this year.