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Ademi Bank admits to RD$1.5 million mistake, money found by a garbage scavenger

The Banco Ademi confirmed on Saturday, 10 December 2016 that the more than RD$1.5 million in cash found by a garbage scavenger in a San Cristóbal dump belonged to one of their branches in San Cristóbal. The bank said the cash was dumped because of “human error.”

“On 23 November 2016 we experienced the loss of an institutional valise with inter-banking deposits belonging to one of our branches in San Cristóbal containing RD$1,550,000,” stated the bank in a press release.

The bank explains that the correct procedures were not followed, leading to the loss. Measures have been taken to ensure this does not happen again, according to Ademi. The Police announced the replacement of the commander of the San Cristóbal police station, Colonel Sixto de la Cruz Ramírez and the commander of the Police criminal investigations unit (Dicrim) in San Cristóbal, Lieutenant Colonel José de Oleo Herrera, along with several other policemen who were dismissed in connection with the case.

An 18-year old garbage scavenger, Darlin Franco found the cash. He later accused police officers after informed of the finding kept part of the money that he had found.

Source: DR1, Acento

More on the story: Two policemen fired in garbage dump money find case

Dec 14, 2016

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