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Banker arrested in Doha over $500,000 Kuwaiti scam

Bank employee was allegedly attempting to flee to Turkey when he was arrested on suspicion of embezzlement

Banker arrested in Doha over $500,000 Kuwaiti scam
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A Syrian banker has reportedly been arrested in Doha on suspicion of embezzling KD150,000 ($503,000) from the bank he worked at in Kuwait.

He allegedly transferred the money from client accounts to a dormant account, according to a report by Kuwait Times.

Kuwait Interpol reportedly alerted Qatari authorities, who intercepted the man at Hamad International Airport, from where he allegedly intended to fly to Turkey.

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