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.