Fraud case continues in court today

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

A man alleged of transferring money from his uncle’s bank account to another account will appear in court for mention.

This is in relation to the matter against Don Lisi Talu of Isabel who allegedly transferred bank credit from the victim’s account to his friend’s accounts and withdrew the money for himself.

Police further alleged he used the proceeds for his personal use.

The alleged incident occurred on several occasions between December 16, 2014 and January 23, 2015 after he left the Correctional Service of Solomon Islands.

Police claim to have in possession two Bank South Pacific (BSP) cheques which Talu had claimed he found at a Vura 1 home, in Honiara.

Police also alleged that though the cheques have the names of the victim the accused never returned them to the victim but cashed it at the BSP.

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It was alleged that on 11 occasions he continued to withdraw money from the victim’s bank account by forging the signature and name.

He allegedly lied to the Bank Tellers that the account was ceased and then applied for mobile banking to be connected to the account of the victim.

Police then alleged that on 11 occasions after he got connected to the mobile banking service, he made mobile credit top up to his own mobile and to other mobile phones.

He also allegedly transferred bank credit from the victim’s account to nine different BSP accounts owned by other people on 10 different occasions.

Police further alleged that when he met people in town he would ask them to transfer money to their accounts, by saying that he forgot or lost his Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).

The Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the state.

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