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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 28-year-old Asian employee was jailed and referred to Criminal Court on attempted forgery charges in Dubai.
Official records point out that the defendant, who works for the victim telecom company, had used another individual’s ID to benefit from the company’s provided services.
The defendant had used the authority given to him to access the company’s system and register another individual’s ID to sell a SIM card and benefit from it.
The company’s sales director was the one who unveiled the defendant’s crime, and had taken necessary procedures to legally punish the defendant for his doing.
Separately, an Arab manager, aged 34, was arrested and referred to the Criminal Court for forging official documents to embezzle Dhs787,000 from the company he works in.
The incident dates back to December of 2014, when the company’s accountant discovered forged bills issued by the defendant.
The accountant testified during investigations that the defendant had issued false amounts rather than should be paid for government institutions, and embezzled various amounts over a span of 3 years of his employment.
The company’s PR officer testified that proofs of the defendant’s embezzlement and committed forgery were found after the company’s review of bills and payments to government institutions.
Police arrested the defendant, as he confessed to embezzling Dhs787,000 and using dud cheques.
Recently, the Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Arab bank employees to five years behind bars, and deportation, and imposed a fine of Dhs150,000 on them for committing forgery and embezzling $140,000 from a customer.
The incident took place in Sept, 2018, when a bank customer, the victim, received a text message indicating $140,000 has been withdrawn from his account. The victim contacted the bank and learned the money was transferred to the second defendant’s account.
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