Expatriate fined, imprisoned for stealing from company

An expatriate working as a manager in a private company has been sentenced by the Court of Appeals to seven years in prison and ordered to pay a penalty of KD1.8 million for stealing from the company, while the owner was bed-ridden.

The expatriate has confessed to stealing from the company and transferring it to his bank account abroad. He is understood to have used forged documents after stealing the bank card of the company owner and taking the money out in small amounts at a time, in order not to arouse any suspicion.

The Criminal Court had  earlier sentenced the man to a 10-year prison term and a fine of KD1.8 million, the new decision lowers the prison-term by three years and keep the fine at the same KD1.8 million.