Two on Trial for Stealing Dh450,000

DUBAI — An office supervisor at a heavy truck transport company accused a worker of stealing Dh450,000 belonging to the company.

By Mary Nammour

Published: Tue 8 Dec 2009, 12:03 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:27 AM

The 25-year-old Indian worker on a visit visa here stood trial on the charge of theft in the Court of First Instance on Sunday.

His accomplice, an Indian driver, 27, also went on trial on the charge of possession of stolen money.

The Pakistani supervisor alleged that on August 26 he was assigned by the company’s manager to withdraw the money from the company’s account and was about to transfer it to the Netherlands.

“I wanted first to check the conversion rate of dirhams into euros. I left the money inside a laptop bag under my desk,” the 35-year-old supervisor alleged. In his statement he gave to the prosecutors, the Pakistani added that he went later to the manager’s office to finalise some work.

“At the end of the official timing I inquired about one of the workers, an Indian, and was told that he had left,” he said.

At that moment the supervisor had a strange feeling the envelope containing the money might have disappeared.

“I called the worker but his mobile phone was switched off,” he pointed out. He then called up the manager and reported the incident to him. By reviewing the footage of the company and the building CCTV it was known that the same worker had left the building holding the envelope. They called the police.

The Jordanian manager echoed the same statement given by the supervisor. When the cops nabbed the Indian worker in Al Qusais he allegedly admitted to having stolen the money.

He claimed that he asked a friend keep the money for him. The money was seized from the friend’s place.

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