A Filipino toy salesman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pleaded guilty to stealing 15,000 dirhams (P198,985) from his employer, saying he did so for his sick mother, a news report said Friday.
UAE-based news site Khaleej Times (www.khaleejtimes.com) said the 36-year-old salesman had appeared in the Court of First Instance in Deira on Thursday and said he regretted very much what he did.
He then asked for a swift verdict, which is expected on September 14.
Court records showed the Filipino took more than Dh15,000 on June 4 from the gift and toy store he was working for at a shopping center in Deira.
The manager of the store said other employees discovered the theft at about 7:30 a.m. that day.
“One of the door locks was not there," the British manager said when questioned by prosecutors. He also said that the cashier’s drawer was opened.
Also, the manager said the surveillance cameras were “put out of work." He added the stolen cash was of different currencies and it was more than Dh15,000.
But store management tracked down the thief when they checked the CCTV cameras of the shopping mall.
Records showed the defendant was seen heading to the gift store about 5:30 a.m. and going out about 10 minutes later. - GMANews.TV