Former finance manager arrested

A former Finance Manager attached with the Ombudsman Commission has been arrested by the National Fraud and Anti-Corruption Directorate for misappropriating over four hundred thousand kina.

Geita Doura, 43, of Gabi Village, Hanuabada was arrested on July 6th 2018 and charged with 11 counts of Misappropriation of Funds, totalling K419,927.42

He was further charged with 11 counts of False Pretence, five counts of false accounting and two counts of Money Laundering.

The funds belonged to the Ombudsman Commission of Papua New Guinea.

Doura allegedly committed the offence between March 19th 2012 and August 6th 2014.

According to police, Doura created a scheme where he made salary payments to staff bank accounts and simultaneously made duplicate payments in an encrypted file and credit two of his personal bank accounts.

He made 68 fraudulent transactions before he was caught and terminated.

The case is now before the committal court.

Meantime his accomplice identified as Sarry Moere who was the Pay Master then, is currently serving time for this crime at the Bomana Correctional Facility.

Charmaine Poriambep