An expat man from an Asian country was sentenced to 3 years in prison and subsequent deportation by a Criminal Court here in Doha. The defendant was found guilty of stealing a sum of QR1200 from the account of his roommate by misusing his debit card.
According to the local Arabic daily Arrayah, the victim had asked his roommate, a Nepalese expat, to fetch his debit card from their room while the former was at work.
Few days later, the victim found out QR1200 were missing from his account and had been withdrawn using his debit card. He immediately reported this to Al Shammal Security Department. The security officials immediately reviewed the security footage of the ATM from where the money had been withdrawn. From the footage it was conclusively established that the defendant had used his roommate’s debit card and stole money from the account. The defendant was arrested and upon interrogations he confessed to his crime.