Copying and falsifying signatures; 61 professional bans

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The Disciplinary Commission imposed professional bans on 61 bank employees. They all worked at the same department that dealt with mortgage applications at the same bank and copied or falsified signatures of clients in order to speed up or bypass a part of the procedure. Since the cases were largely comparable, the Prosecutor’s Office brought all cases before the Disciplinary Commission in one procedure. As some employees copied or falsified only one signature, while others copied or falsified multiple signatures, the Disciplinary Commission imposed professional bans of different lenghts, from two to six weeks.

The Disciplinary Commission pointed to special circumstances at the bank’s department for the length of the different sanctions, among them the influence of the working culture at the department.

The names of the 61 bank employees were added to the names registry.