NCB Wealth Advisor in Muti-Million-Dollar Fraud Granted $5 Million Bail; Suspected to have Defrauded More Customers
At the St. Ann parish court on Thursday, Khadene Thomas was granted a five-million-dollar bail. The National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) wealth advisor, 36, was charged with larceny and violations of the Cyber Crimes Act.
It is alleged that Thomas, who made her initial court appearance on January 20, used disingenuous methods to steal $143,000 from a client who knew and trusted her. The money was taken between July and October 2022, and Thomas, who works at NCB’s Ocho Rios branch, was detained in January 2023.
According to reports, she fraudulently signed the customer’s debit card, debited his account, and then moved money to several bank accounts, including her own.
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The Jamaica Observer reports that Larona Montague Williams, the judge of St. Ann’s Parish Court, was informed by investigators that Thomas may have scammed three other clients. In light of this information, the bail application that Thomas’s attorney, Matthew Hyatt, submitted was denied, and the investigators were given an additional two weeks to look into the new claim.