11 Feb 2012

Pakistani man found guilty in Samoa car theft case

7:21 am on 11 February 2012

A Pakistani man who was employed in Samoa to manage the sale of imported used cars from Japan and Singapore is awaiting sentence next month on theft charges.

The defendant, Fareed Arshed, also known as Papa, was found guilty of 25 counts of theft as a servant for the unlawful removal of 25 vehicles belonging to a car dealer he was working for.

Arshed was issued with a temporary residency visa and a work permit to be the manager of Alnima Motors.

But the court was told he stole the cars from his employer to start his own business in a partnership with a local man who was the former accountant of the same motor dealer.