x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Policewoman denies theft of cash

The woman working for the economic crimes division is alleged to have stolen Dh12,000 from a suspect in custody.

DUBAI // A policewoman working for the economic crimes division allegedly stole Dh12,000 (US$3,270) from a suspect in custody, the Dubai Criminal Court was told yesterday. RB, 26, denied the theft. The court was told that she had been guarding the alleged victim, NM, who had been arrested on suspicion of credit card fraud, at Dubai Police headquarters on May 3. NM said RB promised to take the Dh12,000 she had in her possession to her workplace, but when she was released four days later the money had not been delivered. She returned to the station and RB allegedly offered her Dh15,000 not to report the matter. A first lieutenant said Dh8,895 was found in RB's car. The trial was adjourned until September 29.


* The National