Dubai hotel accountant imprisoned for stealing $68,066

Dubai hotel accountant imprisoned for stealing $68,066
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Published: 5 June 2019 - 8 p.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen

A hotel accountant in Dubai has been sentenced to jail on charges of stealing approximately $68,066 (AED250,000) worth of deposits from guests.

According to the report by the National, the accused has been sentenced to two years behind bars. The newspaper also added that the accountant entered his bank account details on deposit reclaim forums that was filed by hotel guests. That way all the money went to him.

The accused, a 33-year old Filipino national, took the amount between November 2017 and July 2018. The crime was discovered only after the bank sent a letter to the hotel stating that all the reclaimed accounts were transferred from the same account.

Hotel officials were later informed that the account belonged to their accountant.

The 33-year-old admitted to charges of theft, forgery and used of forged documents during investigations by the Dubai Police and Public Prosecution. Despite that, he denied the charges in court but was found guilty.

Once he is released from prison, the accused will be deported to his country.

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