5-years jail for Kuwaiti in stealing expat cash from bank

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KUWAIT CITY, April 20: The Court of Appeals, presided over by Judge Nasr Salem Al-Heid, upheld the verdict issued by the Criminal Court, which sentenced a Kuwaiti employee of a local bank to five-year imprisonment for stealing KD 100,000 from an expatriate’s account. The Public Prosecution had charged the bank employee with forging bank papers, an account statement, and transaction documents for issuing a cheque worth KD 100,000, and seizing the amount after making the victim believe it was invested in a deposit.

The accused took advantage of the victim’s lack of knowledge of the Arabic language, as he was of Iranian nationality, and persuaded him to invest and earn monthly profits in a deposit scheme. He had him sign papers, including a cheque to the accused for the aforementioned amount. As per the surveillance cameras in the bank, the testimony of the victim’s witnesses, and the investigations of the police, it was proven that the accused c rried out the crime against the victim. Earlier, the Criminal Court had sentenced the accused to five-year imprisonment, and this ruling was upheld by the Court of Appeals after hearing the defense’s arguments and confirming the validity of the appealed ruling.

By Jaber Al-Humoud
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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