Forensic Auditors have discovered that a former employee of the Berbice Branch of the National Communications Network (NCN) took more than five hundred thousand dollars of the company’s money and transferred it to her personal bank account.
The audit was conducted by Parmesar Chartered Accountants and has noted that the money was taken from an account called the “Assembly of Prayer”.
The customer for this account was based in Canada and was making substantial periodic pre-payments for the airing of Christian based programs during the period September 2012 to August 2013.
However, these payments were deposited to the Berbice branch’s Administrative/Accounts Clerk, Tishti Gajraj’s personal bank account rather than in the bank account of NCN.
The auditors stated further that the customer was issued with unofficial invoices at higher rates than those normally charged by NCN.
Additionally, the official invoices at the lower authorized rate were prepared and recorded in NCN accounting records.
The excess amounts were not paid to NCN.