Filipino Restaurant Manager Charged With Stealing ATM Money in HK
A Filipino restaurant manager caught taking someone else’s money in an ATM booth was charged before a local court in Hong Kong.
Mark R.B., a Hong Kong permanent resident holder, confessed at the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts to stealing the HK$500 bill that belonged to K.Y. Tsui, a Chinese national.
A Filipino restaurant manager was charged with stealing money that was left behind in an ATM machine in Causeway Bay.
“I plead guilty,” Mark told Eastern Magistrate Veronica Heung Shuk-han on October 19.
According to the prosecution, the incident took place between 3pm and 5pm on Feb. 23 at an HSBC ATM on the first floor of the Park Lane Hong Kong hotel located in Causeway Bay.
The victim withdrew the money from the cash machine but forgot to take the money before leaving. He later returned to the ATM but the money was gone.
A CCTV check later found out that Mark took away the money before using his own ATM card to withdraw cash.
The defendant later surrendered to the police and admitted to stealing the money.
The defendant, grew up in the city after his family settled in 1993, and is now married with children. The lawyer said the defendant was remorseful for what happened and was ready to pay back the money he took.