Former bank manager turned bank robber, Juan Carlos Quesada, was set free on bail last night, following a hearing by the Juzgado Penal de Hacienda.
Quesada is accused of embezzling ¢378 million colones from the Banco Nacional branch in Santa Teresita last January. After substracting the money from the branch, Quesada disappeared, but gave himself up to authorities days later on January 24.
Quesada does not deny taking the money, maintaining that he was forced into subtracting the money from the branch he had manages for several years.
The money has not yet been found.