I commented on this apparent fraud when it first broke. Finally a follow up report with names of all parties. I say story come to bump.
Initially when the story broke there were many questions on my part and a few of them now make sense. It appears Mr Nooks and this lady were intimately involved at least that is her story.
Would you have your money in a financial institution where your ‘matey’ worked in ‘poll position’? Isn’t your money separate from your relationship with your ‘matey’, or shouldn’t it be? Do you automatically trust your ‘matey’ with your bank account details when you have more than J$1,000.00 saved?
Mr Nooks is alledging his J$15 million ie over US$112,000.00 was wiped out from his account by the bank staff who it appears may have been his ‘matey’. Was he foolish? Is the Bank culpable? Who is responsible for compensating him? The lady is no longer employed by the Bank as is customary and has been duly charged. However, Mr Nooks is also taking Firstcaribbean to task but has now met upon a roadblock.
Irrespective of where this story has now reached, there was a beginning as we often times forget. I opine ‘ if a nuh u wife, an u ave 2 shilling a Bank an a play wid smaddie wey work wey u money deh. Draw brakes an mov ur account, or gibber ur trap shut an nuh mek ar deal wid any a u transactions’.
Money is the God to many and greed follows close behind. Man and woman are ‘hooking’ up in relationships for monetary gain so if you can ‘ease off a u ego an’ play down what you may have or not have monetary, the relationship will unfold as it should be. My charge goes out to both women and men. If the relationship lasts great, if not, chances are you will not lose too much financially. Man/woman bangarang is flooding the media space on the Roc.
George Nooks suffers blow in lawsuit against bank
(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, July 25, 2015 20 Comments
ENTERTAINER George Nooks has suffered a blow in his lawsuit which he brought against FirstCaribbean International after an employee there reportedly drained his account of $15 million.
Nooks’ setback came as Supreme Court judge Justice Bryan Sykes recently denied his application to strike out the bank’s defence against his lawsuit.
Had Nooks been successful in having the defence struck out, he would have won the case by default.
The entertainer had filed the suit after the money, which was deposited in the account in 2013, went missing.
The bank employee — Abbey-Gaye Thompson from the Half-Way-Tree Branch of the bank — has since been charged with larceny as a servant, forgery, uttering forged documents and falsification of accounts and is currently before the court.
Nooks tried to have the bank’s defence struck out on the following grounds:
* That there are no reasonable grounds for defending the claim;
* That the defence is an abuse of the process of the court; and
* That the mere denial that an employee of the defendant was not acting as servant and/or agent of the defendant does not amount to a defence.
The bank had said in its defence that Nooks and the employee were involved in an intimate relationship and that any money she drew from the account was within the context of this relationship, making it a personal matter. Nooks has, however, denied this.
With Nooks’ application been denied, the matter will proceed to trial.