Man charged with expropriating
former wife’s car

A 40-year-old Emirati man allegedly expropriated a car owned by his ex-wife by forging her signature on the application form for transferring the car ownership, a court heard on Tuesday. The defendant, a maritime officer, faced the charges of forgery, use of a forged document and fraud in the Court of First Instance.

He submitted the form with his ex-wife’s forged signature to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to have the car transferred to his name in August 2010. The complainant, a 37-year-old Emirati housewife, told the prosecutor that she gave her car to the defendant, who is her ex-husband, to pay the traffic fines and get the order to impound the car revoked. He did not return the car. She later learnt from her brother-in-law that the car’s ownership had been transferred to the defendant without her knowledge. She filed an official complaint with the RTA and after matching the signatures, she confirmed that the signature on the form was not hers. She then filed a police complaint.

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