Attempted US$35,000 theft bounces at MoF

-Suspects arrested and charged

By Kai Toteh | October 31, 2013


Monrovia:- Six individuals have been arrested and charged with theft of property in connection with a stolen blank check and subsequent attempt to steal over US$35,000 from the Ministry of Finance’s operations account at the Central Bank of Liberia.

A Ministry of Finance release disclosed that the arrest and subsequent indictment of the six individuals is in compliance with recommendations from a thorough investigation conducted by the National Security Agency into the stolen blank check saga from the Ministry’s Budget and Finance Section.

The release named Mulbah Zubah Kessele, one of those charged, to have been working with the Budget and Finance Section of the Ministry, the source of the stolen blank check.

Others charged are Stanley N’Saingbe, William Joe, Darlington Johnson, Mathew K. Roberts and Francis Putu Saye.

The release at the same time disclosed that the ministry’s authorities have also instructed the director of the Budget and Finance Section to take full charge of all checks and withdrawal instruments of the Ministry of Finance’s operations account in further compliance with the NSA recommendations.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance has reinstated two of its employees who recently underwent thorough investigation in connection with the stolen blank check and subsequent attempt to withdraw huge sum of money from the Ministry’s operations account.

Messrs Benjamin C. Tarbleh Sr. and Wilmot Tarley both from the Budget and Finance Section of the Ministry were part of a group of eight individuals who recently underwent investigation for their connection with the stolen check saga.
The two employees have now been exonerated and subsequently cleared of further investigation.