Court Acquits Woman of Embezzling Money from Sharjah Bank

Published July 2nd, 2018 - 06:19 GMT
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She issued 11 credit cards to a number of clients by submitting forged documents.

The Sharjah Criminal Court acquitted an Asian woman of embezzling Dh211,000 ($57,443) from a bank after she issued credit cards for a number of customers.

The court, presided by judge Mahmood Abu Baker, allegedly charged the woman, a bank sales representative in her late twenties, with embezzlement after she issued 11 credit cards to a number of clients by submitting forged documents.

The deputy director of the bank's credit department testified before the court that the bank learned about the crime when they checked the documents associated with the credit cards. "The auditing officials found 11 payroll certificates and bank statements forged and all the transactions were made by the accused," he said.

The second witness from the bank, working in the auditing section, said the accused was responsible for the submission and transaction of documents. He said she submitted genuine documents of some employees, but fake documents for 11 transactions and had issued five bank credit cards to withdraw money. "The bank lost Dh211,000 ($57,443) through this fraud, but managed to cancel six other transactions," said the witness.

The accused, after hearing the two witnesses' testimonies, pleaded not guilty. She said she did not know the documents submitted to her were forged. She also denied receiving cards or withdrawing any money.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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