Calgary, AB,

Bank employee charged with money laundering

The Calgary Police Service Economic Crimes unit has charged a man with money laundering.

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, police were contacted by a local bank to report they had discovered a theft of bank drafts, and that the drafts had been forged and used to obtain large sums of money at a local casino. The bank also told investigators that they suspected a staff member was likely responsible and that approximately $255,000 had been obtained by the suspect.

With assistance from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, the United States Secret Service, and the CPS Airport Unit, the man was located in south Calgary and arrested on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

Simbarashe Godfrey NZVIMBO, 29, of Zimbabwe, has been charged with three counts of uttering a forged document, one count of fraud over $5,000 and one count of money laundering. He will next appear in court on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015.