Man sen­tenced to two years in prison for mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of funds

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Ju­lian Bon­nici

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.

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