Teacher spends Rs100,000 on stolen card

Published: February 1, 2011
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Gulberg police arrest schoolteacher for spending Rs100,000 in a seven-hour shopping spree on a stolen credit card.

Gulberg police arrest schoolteacher for spending Rs100,000 in a seven-hour shopping spree on a stolen credit card.

LAHORE: Gulberg police have arrested a schoolteacher for spending Rs100,000 in a seven-hour shopping spree on a stolen credit card.

Anisur Rehman, the complainant, said his daughter had lost her credit card at a private school in Gulberg where she teaches. Askari Bank later alerted him to irregular activity on the card.

According to the bank details, the accused, Fatima, started her spending spree at around 2:15pm on January 27, spending Rs96 at a bakery. She later bought a computer for Rs35,000 and spent Rs10,660 at Alhafeez Mobile in Hafeez Centre. She ended up spending around Rs100,000 at various stores in Gulberg before the bank started declining transactions at around 9pm.

Rehman said he managed to get CCTV footage from Alhafeez Mobile showing Fatima shopping at the store. “We confirmed that it was her and then informed the police,” he said. SI Rizwan said that on January 31, Fatima was summoned to a “special meeting” at the school where police arrived to arrest her. He said she was being held in Race Course police station and had confessed.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st,  2011.

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  • Anwar Ahmad
    Feb 1, 2011 - 11:13AM

    Small people always get caught and confess. She should now get some tips from PML-N MPA to get acquitted.Recommend

  • Shahid Iqbal
    Feb 1, 2011 - 12:59PM

    If our teachers can do such things what we will expect from the deciots,theives and robbers. At lease time it’ve been shown that they have mercy with the teachers. Interesting Report. Recommend

  • KM
    Feb 1, 2011 - 1:27PM

    Simple acquittal is to return the amount spent … Our country is free for all, you go scott free as long as you are not caught, and then if you are simply deal in money … We have all seem to price tag our eemaans.Recommend

  • Feb 1, 2011 - 3:57PM

    If she is not a card holder of the Nawaz League then surely she must have political sympathies with that party. Remember, nawaz league’s mpa who committed a similar offence sometime ago. She being an mpa got scot free but this poor teacher has no such status to come clear of it. Recommend

  • S. Saad Hayat Tamman
    Feb 1, 2011 - 10:32PM

    did she buy any jewelery? Because if she didnt, then she bought all the things that a frustrated progressive woman would. Thats my assessment. I’d lock her up with the right tools. People in this nation have stopped struggling to survive for their identity.Recommend

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