A former Shepparton and Kyabram financial institution worker allegedly stole greater than $100,000 from clients.
Kuol Mawien Kuol, 24, previously of Shepparton, is going through 38 expenses, together with a lot of dishonestly acquiring cash by deception, many of manufacturing a doc with deceptive materials, a number of of committing an indictable offence whereas on bail and making false paperwork.
It’s alleged he moved cash into his personal checking account in addition to two different associates.
Police allege Kuol stole $101,316.20 in complete from buyer’s accounts, transferring the cash into his personal and different affiliate’s accounts.
Of this cash, $28,280 was returned when a buyer realised the cash was lacking, $29,416 was moved into two of Kuol’s associates’ financial institution accounts and the rest into Kuol’s.
He efficiently utilized for bail in Shepparton Magistrates’ Courtroom, nevertheless it got here with the proviso of a $20,000 surety being put ahead.
The court docket was instructed Kuol began working as a Nationwide Australia Financial institution buyer adviser on the Shepparton department in November, 2018, and later was seconded to the Kyabram department between February 2020 and the tip of January 2021.
Amongst his alleged victims have been a 76-year-old, a 95-year-old struggle veteran, a 30-year-old, a Shepparton enterprise, a 75-year-old and an 84-year-old.
Prosecutor Samantha Owen instructed the court docket that Kuol moved $30,000 from the 76-year-old buyer’s account after the person visited the financial institution in Kyabram on November 10, 2020.
It’s also alleged Kuol withdrew $28,700 from a 95-year-old man’s account in Kyabram between November 25 and December 31, 2020.
When the 95-year-old went to the financial institution on January 4 to report odd withdrawals, Kuol returned the cash to the person’s account, saying it was an error, Ms Owen stated.
The court docket was instructed Kuol then withdrew $28,200 from the 76-year-old man’s account on January 5, whereas making one other $11,800 withdrawal from the person’s checking account on January 25.
On February 25, police allege Kuol deposited $816.20 into certainly one of his affiliate’s accounts – after a Shepparton enterprise tried to financial institution $741.20 into its personal account and a girl tried to deposit $75 money into her personal account.
On February 10, Kuol withdrew $2000 greater than what an 84-year-old girl had requested be withdrawn from her account and deposited it in an affiliate’s account, Ms Owen stated.
The court docket was instructed in two separate incident when Kuol was stopped by police for dashing, he gave his identify as, and confirmed a licence belonging to, his trouble Alou Kuol, a soccer megastar who performs for VfB Stuttgart in Germany.
Ms Owen stated Kuol additionally moved to the Melbourne suburb of Glenroy towards his bail circumstances and a police search of his house there discovered cocaine and two cellphones that he refused to provide police entry to.
Kuol’s solicitor Aaron Eidelson instructed the court docket his shopper suffered from PTSD, despair and anxiousness and had been in Sudan when civil struggle broke out in 2013.
He additionally stated Kuol not labored for the financial institution and subsequently couldn’t commit additional deception crimes.
He additionally stated he may participate in packages by the Courtroom Built-in Providers Program.
Mr Eidelson stated Kuol had spent 30 days in jail already and argued for bail with stringent circumstances, together with a surety to be paid by certainly one of Kuol’s members of the family.
Justice of the Peace Peter Mithen granted bail, which included a surety of $20,000 to be paid – properly above the $10,000 the defence had steered.
Kuol should additionally stay in Glenroy, report back to police twice per week, not go away Victoria, not go to Shepparton or Kyabram, not affiliate with the 2 males he had transferred cash to, and adjust to the Courtroom Built-in Providers Program.