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Bank worker charged with pocketing NIS 114,000 in cash deposited by clients

Sarit Hori worked for three years at Bank Hapoalim’s Tel Aviv cash hub, where customers dropped off money in envelopes

View of the Bank Hapoalim offices in the center of Tel Aviv. August 4, 2015.  (Miriam Alster/ FLASH90)
View of the Bank Hapoalim offices in the center of Tel Aviv. August 4, 2015. (Miriam Alster/ FLASH90)

Prosecutors announced Monday that they recently filed charges against a bank worker on suspicion that she pilfered NIS 114,000 ($32,000) in cash from clients.

Sarit Hori, 47, a resident of the central city of Rishon Lezion, was charged with theft for crimes she allegedly committed while working for Bank Hapoalim.

Hori worked in the bank’s cash hub for its Tel Aviv branches and is suspected of stealing the money over a period of three years.

The indictment was filed at Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court

According to the court paper, Hori dealt with cash in envelopes deposited by customers. During the period 2018-2020 she “took advantage of her job role and the trust given her by the bank administration.”

In 2016, Etti Alon was released on parole after spending 14 and a half years in prison for running one of the biggest banking scams in Israel’s history. She embezzled more than NIS 250 million ($65 million) from the now-defunct Trade Bank.

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