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A 36-year-old single father has  confessed to stealing tens of thousands of dollars and risks  spending time in jail.

After a two-plus hour delay brought on by a power outage at the Magistrate Court Complex on Nassau Street, on Friday, ex-RBC employee Traves Mackey, was charged with two counts of stealing by reason of employment, 10 counts of falsification of accounts and one count of laundering the proceeds of criminal conduct.

The incident is alleged to have taken place between October 11th and November 10th, 2017 and totaled over $90,000. 

Mackey, who worked at RBC’s East Hill Street location until its closure and then rehired, pleaded guilty to all counts. 

Deputy Chief Magistrate, Subusola Swain, ordered the accused to pay $1,000 on each of the 13 counts on Friday, amounting to a total of $13,000.

Failure to do so could find Mackey spending two years behind bars.

Mackey’s attorney, Dion Smith, asked for leniency for his client, mentioning that it was his first brush with the law, and that he was one of the main breadwinners for his sick mother. 

He also mentioned that his client was able to repay the money because the funds were still in the bank in frozen accounts, adding that Mackey thought his actions would be a good example to show the bank that their system had weaknesses. 

However, Mackey was also required to pay another $61,588.79  within 30 days, if he does not comply, another year will be added to his prison time.
Further, Mackey is not to be hired by any other bank or financial services institution for at least seven years. He was granted bail in the amount of $7,000.

Meantime, Kenja King was charged with one count each of abetting, laundering and acquisition of proceeds.

The 36-year-old pleaded not guilty. However, she was denied bail and remanded. She returns to court July 3rd, 2018.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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