A 38-year-old employee of the Troodos co-op was remanded for seven days on Tuesday on suspicion of stealing portions of deposits she was tasked with processing in 43 different instances between December 2014 and December 2015.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the woman fainted at the Limassol court after the hearing and was taken by ambulance to a private clinic.
The court heard that the woman was in charge of processing deposits but discrepancies were found in the accounts in that the deposits in 43 cases were missing part of the amounts that should have been lodged in the relevant accounts. Overall €41,000 appeared to be missing.
On Monday one customer had brought €4,800 to the branch in notes, coins and cheques but then noticed that only €3,800 had been deposited, and filed a complaint.
When questioned, the woman allegedly admitted that the missing €1,000 had been received from the complainant but she did not admit to having anything to do with the gap of €41,000 in the branch accounts.
The defense raised no objection the seven-day remand.