Pamela Gondwe a cashier at Barclays Bank’s Longacres branch is said to have fled the country with over $400, 000. She is said to have gotten the money from Barclays Longacres branch were she worked as a custodian.
Two years ago Pamela published a book for which she received a number of awards and reviews. Ironically the book was titled ‘tears in a suitcase’.
Her Facebook account reveals a woman who had increasingly become restless and full of wonderlust. One of her last posts read;
“The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Two weeks ago she had traveled to Ghana to visit her boyfriend who comes from there.
Pamela appears to have had gained her workmate’s trust to the extent that she was allowed to leave a brand new suitcase in the vault on Friday last week and on Monday her fellow custodian momentarily left her in the vault alone to have lunch. It was at this point that Pamela stuffed the dollars in the suitcase and sneaked out of the branch using the back door. She even managed to deposit some money at the Barclays airport branch on the same day the theft occurred.