Unemployed Jailed for Conning People with Job Promises

DUBAI — An unemployed man was jailed for one year on Sunday for conning jobseekers at Dubai International Airport.

By Mary Nammour

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2009, 10:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:30 AM

The Court of First Instance also sentenced the 32-year-old unemployed Pakistani to be deported after serving his jail term.

The defendant used a fake ID card to fool three Filipinos. He was charged with fraud, impersonating a police officer and forgery. He was also accused of staying illegally in the country with an expired visa.

One of the plaintiffs, a Filipino waiter told the police that his friend paid the accused Dh2,000 as he promised her a job at the Passport Section of the Dubai International Airport.

“I met the Pakistani later and he introduced himself to me as an Emirati CID police officer. He then offered me a job at the airport and asked for Dh3,240,” the waiter said.

The waiter gave the Pakistani the money he asked for and got an acknowledgement receipt from him. “He asked for my personal documents but kept on delaying the hiring thing until the day he asked for an extra Dh1,050 as fees for finalising the procedures of appointment,” the waiter added.

The waiter then became suspicious and told the accused that he did not want the job anymore and that he wanted his money back but the Pakistani gave excuses.

The Filipino later complained about him at the Rashdiyah Police Station.

The police arrested the accused as he was meeting another of his ‘clients’ on July 29 in Rigga. Documents belonging to the complainants including their passports copies and photos were seized from his car.

The cops also seized a forged learner’s driving licence authorisation card and a forged car ownership card from the defendant.


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