By Racquel Porter
Former wealth advisor Khadene Thomas, who is accused of swindling close to $50 million from National Commercial Bank, has been slapped with additional fraud charges.
In February, the court was told that the multimillion-dollar fraud at the financial institution was just over $43 million.
But when the 35-year-old appeared in the St. Ann Parish Court on Thursday morning, it was revealed that an additional US$44,000 have been uncovered in the fraud scheme.
The additional charges of two counts of forgery, two counts of larceny as a servant, two counts of transfer of criminal property and two counts of access with intent to commit an offence were laid against her Thursday morning.
Ms. Thomas, who is represented by attorney Matthew Hyatt, is to return to court on December 13.
She was charged with multiple counts of fraud in January after NCB said it uncovered the alleged scheme.
It's alleged that between January 2020 and December 2022, Ms. Thomas, who was employed to NCB Capital Markets as a Wealth Advisor, gained access to the accounts of several customers of NCB without authorisation, by submitting fraudulent encashment request forms purporting they were signed by the customers.