(MENAFN - Gulf Times) An Arab expatriate has been sentenced to five years in jail for fraud and counterfeiting documents besides being dismissed from his job as customer service manager at a local bank, Arabic daily Arrayah has reported.
A Doha Criminal Court has also directed him to pay QR150,000, which he had obtained from the bank through illegal means, as well as a fine of QR150,000. It has also ordered his deportation on completion of the prison term.
The bank had accused the man of counterfeiting documents of a client to get a loan of QR250,000. He also managed, through fraudulent means, to issue an ATM card in the name of the client and used it to withdraw QR150,000 from the account.
The matter came to light after an internal audit. When confronted with the counterfeited documents, the man admitted his guilt during the Public Prosecution investigation but denied any wrongdoing before the court.
However, his guilt was established through evidence available against him.