x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Bank workers help 'drain client's account'

Three bank employees gave away the details of a customer so that their accomplices could gain access to his account, a court hears.

DUBAI // Three bank employees stole a customer's account details and gave them to seven accomplices who drained his account of Dh128,000, a court has heard.

The Indian customer, 38, received a text in January informing him the money had been transferred, the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance was told yesterday.

When he contacted the bank he was told someone had provided the signature and details needed for the transfer. A bank worker then went with him to Al Rashidiya police station to lodge a complaint.

Ten men were arrested. Three of them, a Pakistani and two Indians, worked at the bank. The court heard they gave the customer's details to the seven Indian accomplices.

The three employees denied illegally accessing a bank account, divulging secrets and theft. The other seven denied theft. The case was adjourned to next month.