Funds missing from MH370 passengers' accounts

Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian bank employee is under investigation over withdrawals totalling more than $31 000 from four bank accounts of passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, police said on Friday.

Izany Abdul Ghany, chief of police in the commercial crime investigation department, said a bank manager reported the suspicious transactions on 2 August.

Based on an initial investigation, money from the accounts of three passengers on the missing airliner were transferred to a fourth account owned by another passenger, Izany said.

Several withdrawals have been made at ATMs from the fourth account. All the four accounts were at the same bank.

Another police source said a 32-year-old bank employee was being investigated for possible involvement in the crime since he was the one who approved the renewal of the ATM card which was used to withdraw from the fourth account.

"This looks like an inside job", the source said. "It will only be a matter of time before we get to the bottom of this."

The Beijing-bound flight MH370, with 239 people aboard, disappeared without a trace after it took off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 8 March.

Wardan Chen 2014/08/15 12:33:00 PM
Clever, steal from the missing/deceased
Ngwana Gae 2014/08/15 01:38:38 PM
That is just low
Nathi Ntshobodwana 2014/08/15 02:13:52 PM
That plane must be packing at somewhere in Mars !
Jonathan Paul Marais 2014/08/15 02:37:50 PM
Thats low
Bonnie Cape 2014/08/15 02:56:08 PM
Not only in SA after all.
Lawrence Sefolo 2014/08/16 05:39:31 AM
Stupid commentry
Jenny Webbe 2014/08/16 11:53:35 AM
How low can you go??? Just when you think human-kind are united in sorry for a tragedy like this, a rotten individual proves you wrong!
Will Hughe 2014/08/16 03:36:34 PM
stupid, when the whole world knows the radar was jammed (US technology) and Boeing admits these planes can be remoted control operated (to Diego Garcia for example) more going than they are telling. Wake up people!
Victor Fedrick 2014/08/17 02:13:33 AM
So sad and can one be stealing from the dead....human being are becoming so wicked and heartless....God have mercy.
Monica Kieck 2014/08/17 07:54:27 PM
At least they can track down the theft; unlike at the banks in South Africa.