Man sentenced to two years in prison for misappropriation of funds
Konrad Cassar, 39, was yesterday sentenced to two years imprisonment after he admitted to the misappropriation of €4,216.
The man, who is a resident of St Paul’s Bay was accused of misappropriation, falsification and the use of false documents.
In court, Sergeant Ivan Mifsud testified that on 27 November 2013, at the Qawra Police Station, Carmelo Abela and Antonia Scicluna reported to the police that while they were abroad there had been a number of unauthorised bank transactions, the bulk of which had been addressed to Konrad Cassar for the amount of €4,216.
Abela knew Cassar after they had been introduced at his brother’s shop in St Paul’s Bay. While abroad, he had lent his car to Cassar and had left a chequebook in it.
Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera noted the admission of guilt by the accused, and that he already had six convictions related to theft and drug possession. The magistrate sentenced him to two years imprisonment effective immediately. At the same time, the court asked the prison director to help the accused with his drug problems.
The prosecution was led by Inspector Maurice Curmi.