08/05/2015 15:26 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 01:12 EDT

US Secret Service helps in fraud, money laundering investigation at Calgary bank

CALGARY — A Calgary bank employee is facing charges of money laundering and fraud.

Police were contacted last week by an unnamed bank.

The bank said bank drafts had been forged and used to obtain large sums of a money at a local casino.

The bank told investigators they suspected a staff member and that about $255,000 had been obtained.

With the help of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, the U.S. Secret Service and Calgary police airport unit, a man was located in south Calgary and arrested last week.

Twenty-nine-year-old Simbarashe Godfrey Nzvimbo of Zimbabwe, is to appear in court on Friday.


The Canadian Press