Tecom employees embezzle almost half a million dirhams from employer, hears Dubai court

The woman would alter receipts and split the money with her colleague

Two Tecom group employees embezzled almost half a million dirhams from their employer, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

Prosecutors said the Omani woman and Yemeni man worked as customer service agents and were responsible for handling Tecom customer application fees.

Records showed that the 40-year-old woman was worked for Tecom between 2005 to 2011. She told prosecutors that in March 2011 her Yemeni colleague advised her to make some extra money by altering receipts.

“I was tempted by the devil to do so and pocket the difference in amounts,” she said.

The woman said she would split the money with the 37-year-old Yemeni.

In June of the same year the woman took one month of leave out of fear of being caught but two months later was called in for an internal investigation.

She was dismissed immediately after.

Court records did not indicate how the disparity in cash was noticed.

The Yemeni defendant denied charges of embezzling Dh486,000, forgery and using forged documents. The Omani woman was not present in court to enter a plea.

The next hearing will be on July 26.

Published: July 5, 2017 02:13 PM