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14.05.2008 Crime & Punishment

Teachers arrested for payslip fraud

By Daily Graphic
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Two teachers who used the payslip of their indisposed colleague to successfully secure a loan at a bank at Bole in the Northern Region have been arrested by the police.

The suspects, Moses Adams and Yahaya Mohammed, were arrested upon a tip-off by an official of the Bole District Directorate of Education after they had received GH¢800 loan from a bank with the payslip of their colleague who was on sick leave.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Albert Johnson, told the Daily Graphic in Tamale that the suspects impersonated their colleague teacher, whose name was not disclosed by the police, and also used his payslip in the deal.

The suspects would soon be arraigned before court.

In another incident, one Anthony Yawo Vedze has been placed under police custody for allegedly defrauding a resident of Kpandai also in the Northern Region.

Inspector Johnson said the suspect took GH¢300 from the victim, Togbe Agbeti, with the pretext of supplying him with a computer, which was never delivered.

He said the suspect began playing hide and seek with the victim until May 3 this month when Vedze was spotted and arrested at Damonko in the Volta Region.

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