A bank employee was handed a 6 months professional ban for refusing to cooperate in a potential fraud investigation. After €20.000 had gone missing, all signs pointed to one employee possibly being responsible. The employee refused to allow investigating staff access to his mobile banking app. The employee was fired by the bank and reported to the Foundation for Banking Ethics Enforcement. The Disciplinary Commission ruled that the refusel to cooperate constituted a serious breach of the Banker’s Oath.
The former employee’s name has been added to the foundation’s registry, to which Dutch banks have access.