The Drug Enforcement Commission DEC is investigating the theft of over US$400,000 from Barclays Bank Zambia Plc by one of its employees identified as Pamela Gondwe.
Sources within the Drug Enforcement Commission have confirmed to Zambian Watch that the commission has instituted investigations into the theft of over $400,000 after the matter was reported by the bank.
And there are reports that Pamela Gondwe’s friends are currently in custody to help with investigations while the Barclays Bank premises in Long Acres are being manned by DEC officials.
Sources at Barclays Bank Zambia have revealed that the bank’s employee, Pamela Gondwe, has stolen a total of K7 million from the Longacres branch and not K4.5 Million as earlier reported by Zambian Watch.
Gondwe, an entrepreneur who is also the author of a book titled “Tears in a Suitcase” launched in 2016, got hold of the money by virtue of her employment as the employer entrusted her with keys for the Vault.
Instead of safeguarding the employer’s money, Ms Gondwe decided to fete herself, obviously with instigation from her Ghanaian boyfriend, and got away with different amounts of money in pounds, euro and dollars as well as a K250,000 cash and vanished.
The bank, according to the source, has officially lodged a complaint with the police who are currently frantically making efforts to trace Ms Gondwe’s whereabouts.
There has not been any statement from the bank yet for fear that their clients who are Banking with Barclays will panic and remove their money.
Gondwe recently disclosed in a profile interview with Zambia Daily Mail that “I am a traveller and I want to explore the beautiful unknown lands and be part of the magnificent world.
“I have this desire to shake the dust of this crummy little town off my feet, get on the place and go to see the world!” She said.