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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A manager and his runaway assistant were prosecuted by Dubai courts for forging receipts to embezzle Dhs818,000 from a Dubai institution.
The incident dates back to last July, when the institution’s representative filed a police report against the manager and his assistant for embezzling money from the mother company.
The representative testified that the institution runs 55 companies, and he was called in by the owner to explain a Dhs1,000 difference of a receipt value.
The employee was assigned to verify the missing amount with the accounting department.
When the runaway assistant was asked about the money, he confessed to forging receipts with the help of the manager.
The company found out that 180 receipts were forged during a span of 4 years, which enabled the defendants to embezzle Dhs818,000 without getting caught.
After they were caught with the forged receipts, the runaway defendant filed a police report claiming that his passport was missing, and was able to issue a passport and flee without a trace.
The second defendant had also sent an e-mail to several employees in attempt to clear himself from the committed crime, claiming that he had found out about his manager’s embezzlement of money since 2019 and he was pressured by the manager not to report the incident.
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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.
Details of the case date back to January and May 2017, when the suspect embezzled 43 cheques worth Dhs1,300,000, the value of settlement of insurance contracts of the victims.
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