Ebenezer Hammond, 44, has been charged with faking signatures and fraudulently diverting funds from the Oriens Complex School Welfare Association.
According to a DailyGraphic article, the association’s secretary falsified the signatures of the headmistress and treasurer – both signatories to the account – and withdrew GH5,500, GH2,500, and GH1,500 from the welfare account on three different occasions.
This was discovered by the headmistress when she sought a bank statement of account in order to render an account to the association’s members.
The headmistress suspected the accused of stealing the money and reported the incident to the police, which led to his detention.
One count of forgery and three counts of theft were filed against the defendant.
“The accused admitted that he faked the signatures of his other two coworkers on the three cheque booklets and succeeded in cashing the money from the bank,” Chief/Insp. Nyarko told the court during the investigation, according to DailyGraphic.
The Adentan Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah, granted Hammond bail in the sum of GH60,000 with three sureties after he pleaded not guilty to the allegations.
The case has been rescheduled for a Case Management Conference on February 24, this year.