Haiti gov't announces resignation of employee

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Associated Press

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 23 at 2:34 AM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's National Palace says it has accepted the resignation of an employee who admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 from a Florida bank where he worked as a teller.

The departure of Karl Jean-Jeune comes after The Palm Beach Post reported this week that the aide to first lady Sophia Martelly was working for her even though he had a criminal record.

The newspaper said Jean-Jeune admitted to sheriff's deputies and bank executives that he stole $28,700 through cash exchanges while working at a Washington Mutual branch in Lake Worth, Florida.

The newspaper said the Florida Department of Corrections lists Jean-Jeune as being on the run from a six-year probation sentence he was supposed to serve.

President Michel Martelly's administration announced the resignation Friday night.

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