Trial of credit card swindlers begins

DUBAI — Dubai Criminal court heard the case of six Arab nationals, aged 35-41, who are accused of forging residence visas, salary certificates and bank statements to obtain credit cards from banks in Dubai.

By Mohsen Rashid

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 9:05 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:37 AM

As per court records, the accused, M.M, M.Dh, F.Y, A.T, T.K and W.S, were charged by the Public Prosecution with forging the said documents and encashing over Dh280,000 from five banks in the country on the basis of these forged documents.

The forgery was discovered on July 18 this year when a sales representative of a bank informed the bank management of his suspicion that the six had forged documents.

During their interrogation, the accused had confessed to siphoning off cash from five banks.

The police had recovered 73 credit cards from their possession as well as stamps, bank statements and documents belonging to several companies. The accused had also admitted to using the credit cards to withdraw a total of Dh280,000. The court heard the charges and fixed the next hearing to December 15.

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