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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 September 2018

Woman 'embezzled nearly half a million dirhams from Dubai employer'

The woman, who is at large, is charged with forgery, used of forged documents and embezzlement 

A woman embezzled nearly half a million dirhams from her employer, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

The Filipino woman, who is at large, allegedly forged 16 receipts from Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) before submitting them to the legal consultancy company where she worked.

The company paid her Dh434,300 believing the amount was going to the two government bodies.

“I know her for about five years, she worked with us at the legal firm and her job was to handle all government procedures for client companies, collect the fees then pay them to the government entities involved,” said her Egyptian co-worker.

The 42-year-old man said they discovered she had been forging receipts from the two entities since March 2013.

“The incident came to light when our auditor contacted the government bodies requesting reports of payments,” he said.

The company then reported the embezzlements to police but the woman had already left the country.

She was charged with forgery, used of forged documents and embezzlement.

A verdict will be issued in her absence on July 17.

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