Cleaner steals cheque book from Dubai customer's house, withdraws Dh10,000  03/26/2020 16:04:27  4  Marie Nammour /Dubai

Marie Nammour /Dubai

Filed on March 26, 2020
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A cleaner has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance with fraudulently withdrawing Dh10,000 from the bank account of a customer of the cleaning services company where she worked.

According to the Dubai Public Prosecution, the 29-year-old Filipina woman stole a cheque book from the house of a customer then forged a cheque by filling it in with details, including a Dh10,000 amount. She cited herself as the beneficiary and signed the cheque on behalf of the complainant.

The womanthen encashed it.She has been accused of theft, fraud, forgery and use of forged document.

The incident took place on January 31 and was reported at Al Barsha police station. She has been detained after the complaint.

A 27-year-old British manager said the cleaning services companyprovidedher with cleaners. "The defendant went to my place in Dubai Marina for cleaningthe place. She stole my cheque book,filledacheque and signed it. She went later to my bank, presented the (forged) cheque and withdrew Dh10,000."

The accused admitted to the charge during the police interrogation.

The trial will continue on April 28.

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich criminal imagination...

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