Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 24 September 2020

Couple accused of stealing more than Dh1m from Dubai insurance company

The insurance consultant siphoned off the money that was meant to be given as payouts to beneficiaries

A woman and her husband have been accused of stealing more than a million dirhams from an insurance company in Dubai. The National
A woman and her husband have been accused of stealing more than a million dirhams from an insurance company in Dubai. The National

A woman and her husband have been accused of stealing more than a million dirhams from an insurance company in Dubai.

Judges at Dubai Criminal Court heard how the 33-year-old Indian woman, an insurance consultant, stole the money that was meant to be given as payouts to beneficiaries.

The theft came to light when recipients logged complaints over the non-payment of the insurance money.

Internal investigations revealed the woman illegally diverted Dh1,129,000 into her own bank accounts between January and May 2017.

She was reported to Al Muraqqabat police station and was charged with embezzlement by the prosecutors.

Her husband, 36, was charged with aiding and abetting the crime.

“We were assigned by the defendant’s company to investigate the incident and inspect all accounts and documents related to it,” said an auditor.

“A chain of emails between her and her bank proved the defendant deposited the amounts in her bank account between January and May 2017.

“She signed a written confession that is attached to our report and pledged to return all the stolen amounts but only returned Dh417,000 in January this year.”

The next hearing is scheduled for August 18.

Updated: August 4, 2020 03:33 PM

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