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Bail extended for cashier who allegedly embezzled $3.7 million

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 1:07 PM

The St Catherine woman accused of defrauding her employer of $3.7 million is to return to court on June 20.

The woman, Tashavia Siyle, a former cashier, remains on her bail until that time.

Siyle, who is charged with embezzlement, appeared in court yesterday, but the matter was postponed.

It is alleged that she embezzled the money while employed to loan company, Torpedo.

Prosecutors say Siyle would collect cash from customers, but record that they paid with credit or debit cards.

After a noticed shortfall in collections, the company allegedly contacted customers who declared that they had repaid their loans in cash.

A report was then made to the police and following an investigation Siyle was arrested and later charged.

She is being represented by attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend, while Arnaldo Brown is observing the proceedings on behalf of the company.