Salesman gets two-month jail for embezzlement

DUBAI — A salesman working with a pharmacy inside the Global Village has been sentenced by the Dubai Criminal Court to two months in jail for embezzlement and breach of trust.

By Mohsen Rashid

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Published: Tue 17 May 2005, 10:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:27 PM

According to the indictment sheet, the defendant — Tolla Sayyid H. (Indian), 30 — embezzled Dh6,000, being sales of drugs in the pharmacy, for which he deliberately did not keep accounts and records.

The manager of the pharmacy, Memdoh A., an Egyptian, reported the matter to the police after he discovered that the figure was missing when he checked the tape of the auto calculating machine, which stores all the payment and money change. It also appeared that the alleged salesman had asked another friend to work with him at night and share the loot. The friend, however, rejected the idea, and was the eyewitness when the accused was arrested and interrogated.

Though the defendant insisted on denying the charge, the eyewitness and the technical report of the machine’s roll were concrete and conclusive evidence of the embezzlement. It also appeared that the drugs sold were on discounts, which the defendant never offered to the customers, but kept it for himself. The court found him guilty and ordered him to spend two months in jail.

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