Accountant and deputy arrested for stealing over GHc500,000 from hospital

Accountant and deputy arrested for stealing over GHc500,000 from hospital

- Two accountants, Linda Nana Donkor and her assistant Magdalene Kublenu Walagyo, have been arrested for embezzlement

- They reportedly took an amount of GHC 551,732.64 from the accounts of the hospital

- The accountants are employees of the UQ hospital, a private medical facility in the Western region

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Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that two accountants have been arrested for embezzling funds from a hospital.

The suspects, Linda Nana Donkor and her assistant, Magdalene Kublenu Walagyo, have been charged with thievery among others by the Sekondi High Court Two.

Donkor and Walagyo work with the UQ hospital, a private medical facility which undertakes specialist medical services in the Sekondi Takoradi metropolis of the Western region.

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They have been accused of stealing GHC 551,732.64 from the accounts of the hospital, Starrfm.com.gh reports.

Reports say they were solely responsible for lodging monies collected from clients and forwarding them to the hospital’s main account.

An internal audit undertaken in September 2018 revealed that the main financial database of the hospital has been tempered with.

The audit further revealed that cash receipts for monies between January and September 2018, were never deposited into the hospital’s account.

The suspects were therefore confronted by the management of the hospital when the anomaly was detected by the auditor on 11th October 2019. They were subsequently queried but refused to produce any response. A second query was issued which was also ignored.

The auditor then released the report to the directors of the hospital in November 2018 where the two admitted wrongdoing but denied allegations of thievery.

Donkor refused to appear in court when the case was first called on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the Sekondi High court Two. The case has been adjourned to January 15, 2020.

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The arrests were made as part of Citi FM/TV’s War Against Indiscipline (WAI) on the morning of Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Those arrested include staff of the World Bank office in Ghana, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), lawyers and others.

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The driver of a woman who identified herself as a senior staff at the Central Bank was also caught neglecting road markings to get ahead of traffic towards the tunnel.

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