Banking crimes are still happening right now. The latest one is the embezzlement of Citibank Indonesia customer’s money that worth Rp. 17 billions, which done by the Citibank employee itself. The perpetrator is one of the Senior Vice President in Citibank Indonesia, which initials MD (47). MD is accused of doing the embezzlement by manipulating her worker, D, to help her doing the criminal action.
This embezzlement process was MD asked D, which was a teller, to manipulate the date that must be transferred from the customer’s account to MD’s account.
“MD told D, who was a teller, so her criminal action can be done easily,” said Chief of Public Relation Division Polri General Inspector Anton Bachrul Alam to Kontan, Tuesday (29/3/2011). Right now, there are three victims that already reported to the police, but the police estimate that there will be more victims.
Police guess that there is another person that also involved on this Rp. 17 billions banking crime, beside of MD and D. “This case is still explored, now we still audit Rp. 17 billions, maybe later that number will increase,” he said.
Citibank makes sure that they will return the money loss of their customers as soon as possible. “We will return the money loss that suffered by the customers as soon as possible fairly and on time,” said Ditta Amahorseya, Country Corporate Affairs Head Citibank, to Kontan.
Relates to this case, Citibank already worked together with the police. This United States based foreign bank already fired MD and D from Citibank. “The staffs who involved on the banking crime case are no longer working with us. Considering that this case is still in the investigation process, we cannot give any further comment,” she said.
Senior Standard Chartered Economist Fauzi Ichsan said that the fraud risk can cause the broke banking. It is because the banking need to suffer from loss that caused by the fraud. “If the total reaches Rp. 170 billions, the bank can get broke,” Fauzi said.
According to him, banking industry is one of the high fraud risk industries. “Corporate banking policy has the highest risk,” he said.