A manager, who was sacked by his company, was ordered by the Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanor Court to pay a fine of 10,000 dirhams after he was found guilty of using the company's credit card for embezzling 40,000 dirhams. ...
According to the indictment, the Ras al-Khaimah Public Prosecution office charged the man with misappropriation of funds. He was also charged with damaging the credit card, but the court acquitted him of the charges.
Court records showed that the defendant withdrew 40,000 dirhams from the ATM kiosk using the credit card of the company that was in the safe and under the guardianship of his wife, who was working as a supervisor in the same institution.
Police investigations revealed that both the suspect and his wife refused to return the company's belongings, including the credit card that was given to the wife, which was later terminated due to breach of trust.
Armed with a video clip that showed the suspect drawing money from an ATM, he was arrested and taken to court.
The suspect admitted to withdrawing money from the company's account to pay the salary of an Arab employee, "The company refused to pay for months."
He claimed that he did not steal the credit card nor the money, indicating that he was working diligently as a manager of the company until the services were terminated.
"I destroyed the credit card after receiving a notice from the bank to cancel the card, adding that the company was aware of the financial transactions he had undertaken."
The defense attorney told the court that her client is innocent on the basis of the fact that the company did not immediately report "the alleged crime that is unfounded and is a form of revenge."
She added that the interrogation procedures were null and void. "No licensed translator was employed during police questioning."
However, the court found the suspect guilty of embezzling 40,000 dirhams and using the company's credit card to obtain these funds as per his confession and the evidence gathered. Then he was signed with a fine of 10,000 dirhams.