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IT technician on trial for stealing Pastor’s ATM card and withdrawing GH¢12,000

An Information Technology (IT) technician accused of stealing an ATM card of a pastor he worked for and using it to withdraw money has been put before the La Magistrate Court.

The accused, Ranford Anthony Arthur, is standing trial for using the ATM card which he stole with its default PIN to withdraw a total of GH¢12,000.

The money was withdrawn in batches of GH¢2000. Arthur is also accused of taking a picture of the voter’s identification card of the pastor and using it to acquire a vodafone SIM card, registering a mobile money account in the name of the pastor and using it to solicit for funds from the followers of the pastor online.

He has been charged with eight counts including stealing, defrauding by false pretence and forgery of documents at a hearing, presided over by Mrs Juliet Osei Deudo.

He pleaded not guilty and has been granted bail in the sum of Gh¢ 18,000 with two sureties.

The case has been adjourned to July 15, 2021.

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