Expat on Jewellery Buying Spree Using Fake Credit Cards

DUBAI - The Dubai Police on Monday referred an Armenian expatriate to the public prosecution for allegedly buying jewellery worth more than Dh300,000 from 12 shops using counterfeit
credit cards.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 29 Apr 2009, 1:51 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:25 AM

Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Ibrahim Khalil Al Mansouri, said in a Press release on Monday that the police were alerted on April 20 about a Western European using fake credit cards for buying jewellery from shops in Deira.

The suspect was apprehended while trying to pay Dh7,990 for gold jewellery using a phony credit card in a shop. A fake credit card and driving licence in the name of Anar Abasuf and eight other fake credit cards were found on the suspect, Al Mansouri said.

The suspect was living in a hotel in Deira area.

His genuine passport and 38 counterfeit credit cards were found hidden in the false ceiling of the bathroom of his room at the hotel.

Jewellery, including golden bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings, costly sunglasses, a laptop and cellphones were also seized.

“The CID team identified the 12 shops defrauded and returned all the items bought using the fake cards by him,” Al Mansouri said.


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