Man obtains credit card using fake documents

Man obtains credit card using fake documents
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Dubai - The businessman falsified details of the residence visa and Emirates ID of another man.


Marie Nammour

Published: Fri 3 Feb 2017, 8:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Feb 2017, 7:47 AM

A Pakistani businessman allegedly managed to make purchases worth Dh16,737 with a credit card he obtained after using fake documents.
The Court of First Instance was told on Thursday that the 28-year-old businessman falsified details of copies of a residence visa and an Emirates ID of another man and then used the forged copies to apply for a credit card at shopping stores.
He denied in court, however, charges of forgery and fraud.
The case dates back to September and October 2015.
A Yemeni employee at the company which issued the accused the credit card said the defendant applied for a credit card from their company in Port Saeed, Al Muraqqabat, on September 8, 2015. "He claimed he was Australian and worked as a civil engineer at the Dubai International Airport. He presented copies including a passport copy, Emirates ID and residence visa," he told the prosecutor.
"He also showed a copy of a credit card issued by a bank here and airport employee's ID and a cheque. He also signed on an application form using the name of the original documents' holder."
Accordingly, he was issued a credit card to shop at our stores and it was delivered to his place in Jebel Ali," the employee said.
When the defendant's dues on that card totaled Dh16,737 which he defaulted on settling, they tried to report him to his workplace. But it became later obvious that he did not work for the Dubai airport and that he defrauded them of that amount.
The businessman admitted forgery and fraud charges during the investigation. The court will hand down a ruling on February 27.-

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