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Clerk accused of stealing bag with Dh2.1 million to send to family


DUBAI – A Pakistani clerk landed in court this week for stealing a bag with Dh2.1 million inside that he wanted to send to his family.

He pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Dubai Court of First Instance on Monday.

However, he said that the money inside the bag was less than Dh1 million.

The clerk and a co-worker had collected cash from other branches of a money exchange house that they worked for.

After they were done with the money collection, the Pakistani clerk took the bag with the money inside and headed to a toilet in a shopping mall.

The clerk then went missing, prompting his co-worker to report the incident to their manager, who then alerted the police.

The police arrested the suspect, who admitted that he gave the bag of money to a relative in Jebel Ali and asked him to send the cash to his family.

The clerk admitted carrying out the heist on his own.

The hearing has been adjourned until the money exchange lodges a civil lawsuit against the Pakistani clerk on June 4. GAD/Expat Media


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