By Ola Adeola
A policewoman is reported to have stolen money belonging to a traveller at the airport.
According to thenational.ae, the 28-year-old policewoman stole the money from a wallet left behind by a passenger at Dubai International Airport.
The 28-year-old Emirati officer was seen picking up a wallet from the lost property on August 5. The theft was revealed by a CCTV footage, leading to the female officer’s arrest.
During her arraignment in a Dubai criminal court, a police prosecutor said: “Her job is to search travellers, looking for any suspicious stuff,” said a 36-year-old Emirati policeman told the court. “There is a box for any items passengers misplace.”
Referring to the footage, the prosecutor said: “I saw as she opened the wallet and took cash,” said the officer. The policewoman was arrested on August 8 and admitted taking US dollars and changing them into dirhams at an exchange house in the airport.
“She said the amount came to Dh2,000.”
The female officer admitted to breach of trust and embezzlement charges to police and prosecutors but denied the charge when she appeared in court.
The next hearing will be in October 19.