Kenyan Saleswoman in Dubai Gets 3 Months Jail for Stealing
A sales assistant stole a passengerâ€™s diamond-studded watch and a silver chain while at a shop in Dubai International Airport on Oct.2 last year.
JW, a 27-year-old Kenyan, on Monday was referred to the Dubai Criminal Court on the theft charges.
â€œYes I stole the watch and the silver chain,â€ JW confessed before Judge Hamad Abdul Jawwad.
Upon being asked for her request to the court, JW astonished the bench to seek ample time for a lawyer to defend her.
Following her confession, the court sentenced her to three months in jail.
According to records, at around 6.30am an Indian employee had discovered a small bag left at a table by a passenger.
After discovering that it contained a diamond-studded watch and a silver chain, he took the bag and its contents to a Moroccan sales assistant SM, 27.
SM had told prosecutors that at around 12.30pm she had left for a nap as JW took charge of the sales.
â€œAfter two hours I returned to work and sat waiting for an hour as employees from the lost-and-found section were not coming to collect the bag,â€ SM said.
She then decided to examine it again and discovered the valuables had gone missing.
SM immediately contacted investigation officers who found the valuables with JW.
Source: The Gulf Today