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'Preorder.mv' owner placed under 4-year house arrest over theft

Ahmed Aiham
04 December 2019, MVT 21:42
The entrance to the Criminal Court. A man was found guilty of theft by deception. PHOTO: MIHAARU FILES
Ahmed Aiham
04 December 2019, MVT 21:42

Criminal Court on Wednesday, sentenced Moosa Nahzan, owner of the website 'preorder.mv', for 4 years and 18 months of house arrest over charges of theft by deception.

According to the Criminal Court's sentence, the man confessed to accumulating over MVR 500,000 from 75 customers who placed preorders on various electronics through the website in 2017.

Although the charge carries a jail term, he was granted house arrest on request from the defendant, in order to ease repayment of the stolen funds.

Individuals can file a suit against Moosa at the Civil Court to recover the stolen funds, as per the Criminal Court ruling.

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