Trio to front court for alleged money laundering

THREE former executives of a major supermarket will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon charged for their alleged involvement in deceptively obtaining more than $200,000.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the alleged offence happened between 2011 and 2016 while they were being employed at the supermarket’s headquarters.

Ms Naisoro said the three were alleged to have paid additional salaries to themselves which was picked up during an internal audit last year.

The first accused who was the supermarket chains former chief finance officer has been charged with seven counts of money laundering.

The second accused who was the supermarket’s former CEO has been charged with four counts of money laundering while the third accused who was previously the HR payroll clerk for the supermarket has been charged with 79 counts of money laundering.

“The first accused is alleged to have received more than $99,000, while the second accused is alleged to have received $75,000 while the third accused is alleged to have received more than $46,000,” Ms Naisoro said.



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