Driver on
trial in Dh950,000
theft case

DUBAI — A driver was on trial in the Court of First Instance on Thursday on the charge of stealing Dh950,000 belonging to his workplace.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 28 Jun 2011, 12:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:41 AM

The 46-year-old Sri Lankan driver allegedly stole the money, which was put in a suitcase in the car of the company he worked for.

A 23-year-old British partner in that company told the prosecutor that he was with the defendant and another man on the day of incident in May. The defendant was driving the company’s car.

He and the other man went to a bank in Al Rigga and told the defendant that they would come back a few minutes later. When they came back, they found that the defendant was gone, leaving the car unlocked there with the key inside it. The defendant’s mobile phone was switched off.

Only when they went to a nearby shopping centre they realised that Dh950,000 was missing from the suitcase.

He tried to track the driver through a common acquaintance but could not. He filed a complaint at the Muraqqabat Police Station.

The accused admitted to the police and the prosecutor that he stole the money. — mary@khaleejtimes.com


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