Kempinski Dubai Employee Jailed For Using Guest Credit Card
More news to add to our hotel stay paranoia--a Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates employee used a guest's credit card to buy a Dh2,090 ($569) Emirates plane ticket for his friend.
The 26-year old employee, who is from India and worked in the reservations department, admitted to the crime and apologized. He was tried in Dubai’s Criminal Court and sentenced to six months jail time yesterday.
The crime occurred on September 27th when the Kempinski Hotel guest asked his bank about an unrecognized charge on his credit card bill from the airline. It was determined that the purchase date was the same as his stay at the Kempinski, located in the Mall of the Emirates. The guest then reported the incident to the police, who then tracked the name on the ticket and subsequently arrested the hotel employee. He will be deported after his prison term.
What we want to know is--did this guy not think he’d get caught? Even more disturbing is that in an unrelated incident, an attempted sexual assault of two teens in the country was met with a mere fine (roughly the equivalent of that Emirates flight ticket) only because there was discovery of alcohol on the premises. Unreal!