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Dubai money exchange teller on trial over Dh642,000 theft


DUBAI – A 34-year-old Asian teller at a money exchange office in Dubai is on trial for stealing Dh642,000 from the branch where he worked.

The Asian teller, who is at large, is being tried in absentia at the Dubai Court of First Instance, and charged with theft. Two other Asian accomplices are also on trial, with one of them also at large.

The Indian manager at the money exchange house testified that the teller embezzled the money at the branch in a Jebel Ali shopping mall.

The incident happened on January 24, a day before the teller fled the UAE with the money. One of his accomplices left the country on January 26.

Surveillance camera footage at the branch showed the teller taking the money at the end of his shift at midnight.

The theft was discovered when the manager reported for work the next day and found that the funds were missing from the office drawer.

The manager told investigators that the teller was not known to have any conflict or dispute with colleagues or the company.

Authorities have so far recovered Dh540,250 of the stolen money. ICA/Expat Media

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