Two arrested and charged for missing monies at Treasury Department

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Friday, April 24th, 2015. BMG: Two persons were arrested and charged today in connection with the missing monies from the Treasury Department.

As we’ve previously reported, a Belizean Business analyst for the Treasury Department, and the Government of Belize, reported that on January 28th, of this year $225,296.97 was sent from the Treasury Department to a Belize Bank Account registered under Seine Bight Community Training Program.

The monies were a monthly subvention for the Toledo Community College, Punta Gorda Town, but were transferred to Seine Bight Community Training Program at a Belize Bank account where the monies were withdrawn from the Belize Bank account, Dangriga Branch over a period of time.breaking_1-300x168

A further search in the system revealed that on the January 12th, 2015, David Enriquez did a similar transaction in the sum of $47,638.71. In addition, Accountant General at the Treasury Department and the Government of Belize, reported that on March 14th, of this year $225,296.97 was sent from the Treasury Department to a Belize Bank Account registered under the name Octaviana Lopez of #24 Magoon Street Dangriga Town, Stann Creek District. The monies were a monthly subvention for the Toledo Community College, Punta Gorda Town, but were transferred to Ms. Lopez’s Belize Bank account. The monies were withdrawn from the Belize Bank account, Dangriga Town Branch over a period of time.

Today, police arrested Octaviana Lopez for the crime of Handling Stolen Goods and David Enriquez, was arrested and charged for 2 Counts of Theft. Police investigation continues.

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