Fired bank employee, Nikisha Winter-Roach, appeared before a Port-of-Spain Magistrate on Friday on 31 counts of fraud.
The charges against Winter-Roach, 37, of Blue Basin Gardens, Diego Martin, included 19 counts of larceny servant, six counts of forgery and six counts of uttering forged documents in connection with the theft of $253,500 between May 2011 and June 2017.
She was granted $300,000 bail.
The charges stemmed from a report made by Republic Bank’s Glencoe branch bank to the Fraud Squad in 2017 and an investigation into the alleged theft of monies from the accounts of several customers.
Winter-Roach was dismissed from the bank last year, following the launch of the investigations.
Winter-Roach was reported missing on July 26 last year. She was found five days later tied up and in a disoriented state by a neighbour close to her home at Edinburgh 500, Chaguanas.