Two brothers arrested in Dubai over 50 fraud charges

Two brothers arrested in Dubai over 50 fraud charges

Dubai - The police's Criminal Investigation Department laid a trap in Sharjah and arrested the prime suspect and his brother was arrested two days later from Dubai.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 1 Feb 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 2 Feb 2016, 12:43 PM

Two Arab brothers have been arrested by the Dubai Police in connection with 50 charges of swindling, fraud and issuing dud cheques.
The police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) laid a trap in Sharjah and arrested the prime suspect and his brother was arrested two days later from Dubai.
The police said the prime suspect, W.F., is the owner and director of a company registered in his wife's name. The other suspect, F.F., is the operations manager of the company. Major-General Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police for Criminal Investigations, said the case unfolded when police received complaints that the suspects charged huge amounts from their clients, claiming that they could clear violations registered with the residency department and Dubai Police illegally, using their contacts.
"According to the tip-off, the suspect charged huge amounts of money reaching hundreds of thousands of dirhams from his customers for clearing transactions," he said.
"As many as 50 employees were working in his company in Deira. However, he had been promoting his illegal activities through the social networking websites," he said.
A woman filed a complaint against the suspect, alleging that he had been boasting about his relationship with VIPs in the country and claimed that he could mediate with them and help his clients in removing residence visa violations from the system, revoking travel bans and performing illegal procedures.
Major-General Mansouri said the claims by the suspects damaged the goodwill of Dubai and the UAE, and raised a suspicion that officials are collaborating with the suspects. However, it was turned out that the claims made by the suspects were baseless and incorrect. "The prime suspect used to get Dh50,000 to Dh100,000 for the deals he termed as "difficult" and the "secret", said Al Mansouri.
After preliminary investigation, a trap was laid in the prime suspect's residence in Sharjah in coordination with the Sharjah Police, and W.F. was arrested while trying to escape.
Major-General Al Mansouri said the W.F. confessed to his crime and was referred to the Public Prosecution.
Following the arrest of his brother, F.F. changed his residence to escape arrest, said Al Mansouri. However, he was caught in Deira in front of a restaurant, where he was about to receive Dh20,000 from a plain-clothes cop who fixed a transaction with the suspect through another agent.
The second suspect was shifted to Al Rashidiya police station, where the police found that 30 complaints on swindling, fraud and issuing dud cheques were lodged against him. He was referred to the public prosecution for completing the investigations.
"The Dubai Police are coordinating with the DED, Dubai to check about the company and its activities," Al Mansouri said. -reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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