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Dubai hotel accountant sentenced to jail for thefts

The employee stole AED 252,000 worth of deposits from hotel guests

Dubai hotel accountant sentenced to jail for thefts

An accountant convicted of stealing over AED 250,000 worth of deposits from guests at a hotel in Dubai has been sentenced to two years behind bars, according to local media reports. 

According to reports in the National newspaper, the employee entered his own bank account details on deposit reclaim forums filed by hotel guests, ensuring the money went to him. 

The Dubai Criminal Court was told that the 33-year old Filipino national took a total of AED 252,000 between November 2017 and July 2018. 

The thefts were discovered after a bank sent a letter to hotel staff noting that all the reclaimed accounts were transferred from the same account.

“We were informed the account belonged to the accountant,” an official from the hotel said in court. 

During investigations by Dubai Police and the Dubai Public Prosecution, the suspect admitted to charges of theft, forgery and the use of forged documents. 

In court, however, he denied the charges, but was found guilty. 

He now faces deportation following his his release from prison.  

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