A FANTASTICAL promise that money taken from the safe of Standard Bank in Arandis would magically be doubled, landed the manager of the branch in jail on a charge of theft.
According to the incident report provided by the Public Relations Division of the Namibian Police, the 47-year-old woman removed N$800 000 in cash from the bank’s safe on Thursday morning before she went to hand over the money to a person along the B2 Road to Swakopmund.
On Friday, during the lunch hour, the woman received another call from the person to whom she handed the cash who then requested her to transfer N$306 000 to a Bank Windhoek account number that was sent to her on a text message. She was allegedly again promised that the money would be doubled.
According to the incident report, the woman was arrested after the promise that 1.106 million did not magically turn into N$2.21 million as she was promised.
None of the money taken from the safe or the money that was transferred to the Bank Windhoek account has been recovered. The person responsible for the fantastical promises has also not been traced yet.
The suspect arrested and charged with theft. She is set to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Monday morning.