Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 July 2019

Man 'steals Dh205,000 worth of cooking oil' in Dubai

The man — who worked at a food supply company — redirected the cooking oil shipments to a shop in Sharjah.

A manager at a food supply company stole Dh205,000 worth of cooking oil, Dubai Criminal Court was told on Thursday.

Prosecutors said 42-year-old man began working for the company in 2013 and was caught stealing the cooking oil in January last year after an audit revealed forged receipts dating back to March 2015.

“One of the clients that we supply with cooking oil told us that they did not receive the oil listed in three receipts issued under their name, they told us they made the order by never received the products,” said the company’s legal consultant.

The 35-year-old man said an internal investigation was carried out and the marketing manager was questioned.

“He admitted to diverting the destination of the oil, claiming that the client ordered the oil to be delivered to a third party so he directed the store employees to ship the oil to that third party,” he said.

The legal consultant said they discovered the products were delivered to a shop in Sharjah which the defendant was revealed to have a connection with.

The man denied a charge of unlawfully obtaining the goods at court.

The next hearing will be on August 14.

Updated: July 20, 2017 05:25 PM