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Kuwaiti citizens arrested for illegally taking salaries

They received KD250,000 for jobs that they did not hold

The salaries, which they had been receiving, were part of the financial support intended for national manpower working in the private sector. Picture for illustrative purposes only.
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Dubai: A group of Kuwaiti men and women have been arrested for illegally receiving salaries for jobs that they did not actually hold, Al Qabas daily reported.

The salaries, which they had been receiving, were part of the financial support intended for national manpower working in the private sector.

The lawbreakers had registered fictitiously in a contracting company but without actually going to work or having an actual workstation.

According to the paper, the defendants had received salaries, estimated at KD 5,000 to up to KD 50,000 throughout the period they were registered under the company, such that their total salaries amounted to about KD 250,000.