Sheikh Zayed Mosque guard stole Dh2,800 worth of phone credit

The woman reported that her mobile was missing to police and they eventually tracked it and found it with the defendant.

ABU DHABI // A security guard at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque stole Dh 2,800 worth of credit from a mobile phone he found in the women’s changing room.

The Appeal Court heard that the guard took the phone and transferred Dh100 per day to his account 28 times.

The woman reported that her mobile was missing to police and they eventually tracked it and found it with the defendant.

The guard denied stealing the mobile phone, saying he only took the sim card and placed it in his own mobile.

He said he was not aware that a friend of his was transferring the credit from the number.

The woman’s husband was called to testify in court on Monday.

“But how come she had Dh2,800 worth of credit stored in her phone? It is quite unusual,” said Chief Justice Dr Khairi Al Kabbash.

The husband explained that her phone has a postpaid bill. Then, over the month the defendant was sending credits on a daily basis.

“Because of this unpaid bill our other accounts were suspended. We demand he pays us back the money,” said the husband.

The court asked the defendant why did he not return the phone to the lost and found after he found it.

“I know I made a mistake,” he said.

The defendant agreed to pay back Dh2,800 to the women.

“My relative lives in Abu Dhabi. I will contact him to pay them the money. It will take around five days for him to do so,” he said.

The husband was satisfied and they exchanged numbers.

The case was adjourned until Dec 31 to announce a verdict.

hdajani@thenational.ae

Published: December 22, 2014 04:00 AM

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