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Cleaner took Dh39,200 from ATM

July 2, 2014



Dubai: A Bangladeshi cleaner working in a bank at BurJuman was charged with stealing Dh39,200 from a faulty ATM.

The suspect, 31, told the court that he sent the money to his home country for medical bills.

According to court reports, the money was deposited in the ATM by an Indian man. "I deposited the sum in the ATM," the Indian told prosecutors. "I didn't get a receipt. I went to the bank after I noticed my account balance did not change."

CCTV footage showed the suspect had taken money dispensed by the faulty ATM in the early hours the next morning.

When police apprehended the suspect, he said he had transferred most of the money home and had only Dh5,600 on him. The verdict is on July 13.


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Source: XPRESS (United Arab Emirates)


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