Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) spokesperson Theresa Katongo says the Commission has received a complaint from Barclays Bank Long Acres branch about its employee who has fled with US $400,000 cash stolen from the bank.
Yesterday, social media lit up about a female identified as Pamela Gondwe, an employee of Barclays Bank Longacres Branch, who allegedly disappeared with the said amount on Monday.
It is further alleged that the bank had entrusted Gondwe with the Vault, a Dollar Safe Box.
Katongo explained that the Commission had received the complaint from Barclays and instituted investigations.
“We have received a report and [we have since] instituted investigations. [It is Barclays] Long Acres branch. The bank has reported the theft to DEC,” Katongo stated in response to a press query.
And Barclays Bank confirmed the development, but could not give further details on the matter.
“Following the media query received from your organisation regarding the alleged loss of funds at Barclays Bank Zambia Plc-Long Acres Branch, the bank wishes to state that there has been an incident within the bank, which has been reported to the relevant law enforcement agencies and the bank cannot make further comments on the matter,” responded Barclays in response to a separate press query.
According to her Facebook fun page, Gondwe is a motivation speaker and author of the book “Tears in a suitcase” which she says is a collection of poems about real life experiences.
She is said to be a holder of an MBA in Finance and Accounting awarded by Copperstone University (Zambia) in 2014; an MBA in Finance from Preston University (USA) and a BBA from West Coast Institute of Management and Technology (Australia).