A for­mer se­cu­ri­ty guard of the now de­funct Sen­tinel Se­cu­ri­ty Ser­vices has been charged with faced lar­ce­ny of just over $400,000 from Re­pub­lic Bank over sev­en years ago.

Last week Wednes­day, Rawle Dann, 66, of Scar­bor­ough, To­ba­go, ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate In­drani Ce­de­no in the Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court and plead­ed guilty to four charges of lar­ce­ny.

Ap­prox­i­mate­ly sev­en years af­ter the in­ci­dent oc­curred, the court heard that Sen­tinel Se­cu­ri­ty Ser­vices was con­tract­ed by the Re­pub­lic Bank Ltd to con­vey and re­plen­ish monies at Au­to­mat­ed Teller Ma­chines, (ATM) through­out the is­land of To­ba­go, and on four sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions dur­ing the pe­ri­od Oc­to­ber 9, 2013 and Oc­to­ber 25, 2013 while the ma­chines were be­ing rec­on­ciled, it was dis­cov­ered that a to­tal of $433,700 was miss­ing.

Dann, who at the time was 59 years old, was em­ployed by the se­cu­ri­ty com­pa­ny and was al­so trained and au­tho­rised to re­plen­ish the ATMs.

It is al­leged that when con­front­ed by of­fi­cers at­tached to the Fraud Squad and Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions De­part­ment he con­fessed to have tak­en the monies.

Af­ter hear­ing to the facts of the case Mag­is­trate Ce­de­no fined Dann the sum of $28,000 or two years hard labour, with six months to pay the fine. Dann was al­so or­dered to pay com­pen­sa­tion to Re­pub­lic Bank Ltd of the to­tal stolen sum of $433,700 or 24 weeks sim­ple im­pris­on­ment and one year to pay com­pen­sa­tion.

Reporter: Casan­dra Thomp­son-Forbes