Man in dock for trying to defraud Marriage Fund

Investigation showed that the accused had forged an official letter, which he claimed, was issued by the Abu Dhabi Marriage Fund.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 19 Feb 2014, 12:59 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:18 PM

An Asian man has been referred to the criminal court by the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution on Financial Crimes for allegedly forging an official document and trying to use the forged paper to swindle the Abu Dhabi Marriage Fund out of Dh615,000. The Prosecution ordered the man be remanded in police custody.

The investigation conducted by the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution on Financial Crimes showed that the accused had forged an official letter, which he claimed, was issued by the Abu Dhabi Marriage Fund.

The fake letter reads that a company demands the Marriage Fund to pay it a sum of Dh615,000. The swindler counterfeited the letter and duplicated the signature of the director of the Marriage Fund.

The accused attempted to steal the said amount by producing the fake letter to the concerned department at the Marriage Fund and asking them to encash the amount stated in the letter, and give to him.

In the criminal court, the accused admitted to handing the letter to the marriage fund, but denied his knowledge of forgery.

He told the court that he was demanding a company to pay him a sum of money that the company owed him. When he moved to the company, the latter gave him the letter in question so that he could collect the amount (Dh615, 000) mentioned in the letter.

Meanwhile, the investigation confirmed that the company stated in the letter was found bogus. It had no trade register in Abu Dhabi. Investigations also revealed that the person, whom the accused claimed was the owner of the company and handed him the forged letter, was a false person.

Accordingly, the prosecution pressed charges of forgery and attempted theft against the accused.

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