Mamba Point staff charged for US$103,298. 39 theft

At least 4 persons have been arrested and charged with theft of property, forgery and criminal conspiracy for allegedly stealing US$103,298.39 from the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia.


A charge sheet says Tonia Candy Fortune, Maneplale Morris, Anita Kromah, and Kadiatu Kamara were arrested after a Sierra Leonean national who had slept in the hotel twice and paid US $400.00, had to come back to the hotel for his missing phone. The Sierra Leonean guest is said to have returned for his missing phone but the hotel noticed that his name wasn’t in the system.

According to the charge sheet, the guest’s phone was found, but the hotel wondered how his name wasn't in the system. The situation is said to have triggered an internal investigation upon which the four accused were said to have been captured on CCTV footage install in the hotel. Yashwant Bhardwaj, receptionist at the hotel is said to have seen co-defendant Kromah allegedly concealing management cash in a confused state of mind. After such alleged observation, management is said to have ordered an internal investigation and subsequently noticed that the system was tampered with.

Some documents to include discount bill, invoices, shift report, and turnout were observed to have allegedly had problems, thus impeding the management record system. The CCTV allegedly captured the defendants loosely distributing cash, causing injury to the management. Kromah, Morris, Fortune, and Kamara were brought at the LNP to answer the question to their involvement in the case.

he defendants were said to have been represented by Atty. Migbeh S. Gbartoe from Gongloe and Associates Law Firm. The four accused hotel employees are said to have denied being involved, and said it wasn’t illegal for front desk receptionists to be sharing money while on duty. They say the hotel policy doesn’t forbid it.--Charge sheet

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