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A former employee of Red Stripe, implicated in the disappearance of seven bags of cash totalling $10,396,147 from the company, was on Wednesday denied bail when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.
The accused, John Green, who is charged with simple larceny and falsification of account, was employed as a settlement officer at the beer company.
Police alleged that Green, while collecting payment for the day's sales, unlawfully departed with the seven bags of money on August 7. Another settlement officer and an auditor had reportedly accounted for the bags being present in a vault on the morning of the day they went missing.
However, it is alleged that Green had prepared a preliminary lodgement report to include the seven bags but later excluded them after amending the report.
According to the Crown, Green prematurely left his job after the money disappeared and a call was allegedly placed from his telephone to Guardsman Security Company, informing security guards not to collect the bags because of balancing issues.
Green's lawyer, France Jobson, questioned why his client was the only person implicated when other officers had accounted for the missing bags of money. In addition, he denied reports that his client had abandoned the job, stating that Green's job was recently made redundant.
The prosecution opposed bail on the grounds that investigations were ongoing and Green would interfere with the recovery of the funds if he was admitted to bail.
Consequently, Magistrate Georgianna Frazer postponed the application and gave the police one week to complete their investigations.
The matter will be heard again on September 5.
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