A swindler who pocketed more than half-a-million dirhams from his workplace posed as a philanthropist to divert attention of officials.
The accused, who has been arrested, allegedly spent a significant amount of his loot in buying charity coupons, according to police sources.
The Arab man in his early thirties - a public sector employee - had been working at the fee collection section. He allegedly transferred Dh644,500 deposited by customers into his personal account and quoted a lower collection amount to his superiors. During initial interrogation he, however, claimed that due to a system fault he could not log in the complete details of the amount collected.
He allegedly spent Dh104,500 on charity coupons, said police sources.