An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a therapist accused of stealing GH340,359.00 from her employer.
Wiyada Sonama pleaded not guilty when she was arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court on a criminal summons.
On October 31, 2023, she will be brought back before the Court.
Mr W. Sandhayara Devi was the complainant and the director of Lemon Grass Spa in Labone, Accra, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Maxwell Oppong, while accused Wiyada Senama was a therapist by profession.
He claimed that the complainant and her husband hired the accused and another woman, Miss Suparat Taresat, to work at the Spa.
The two employees will be fired on November 23, 2022.
DSP Oppong stated that when the complainant learned of it, he called them to chastise them.
According to the Court, this resulted in a squabble and the employees packing out of the complainant’s premises.
The prosecutor stated that two days later, the complainant filed a complaint about the two missing people and a theft of GH50,000.00.
During the investigation, the police contacted the accused and Miss Taresat, who reported on November 29, 2022, to assist with the investigation, he stated.
During the investigation, it was discovered that the accused person was in charge of the firm’s finances, according to DSP Oppong.
Based on this, Mr Samuel K.B Asare of CFA Associates was hired to audit the company.
DSP Oppong stated that the auditor submitted his report, which stated that the accused stole GH340,359.00 from Lemon Grass Spa.
The accused was cautioned, according to the Court, and after an investigation, she was charged with the offense.