SkyCity Bank in Legal Trouble

SkyCity Casinos just can’t seem to keep itself out of the headlines. The famed New Zealand casino operator has found itself in quite a lot of trouble over the past year, and thing do not seem to be getting any better. Now, SkyCity’s BNZ branch is in trouble, after several criminals cashed fraudulent cheques at this particular bank.

The branch, which is open 15 hours every day of the week, has been questioned in terms of social acceptability. The casino states that the bank mostly carries out currency exchange; however, it has been the site of fraud and theft a number of times.

Over the course of the past few years, a woman named Herminia Lanuza used $2.7 million worth of her employer’s money to gamble in the high rollers lounge. She cashed many fraudulent cheques worth more than $700 000 drawn at the BNZ’s SkyCity Location. She also withdrew $120 000 from her company’s account.

The local government has questioned the bank’s opening hours and availability, in addition to the casino’s cash machines which allow unlimited withdrawals for patrons. It seems that the casino does not have many safeguards in place when it comes to banking fraud and something must be done, so as to prevent any similar crimes from taking place in the future.

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