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UAE: Man told to return Dh52,000 charity he received after lying

Abu Dhabi - The man had claimed he had a family to look after and no source of income.

(Alamy image used for illustrative purpose)
(Alamy image used for illustrative purpose)

Ismail Sebugwaawo

Published: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:46 AM

Last updated: Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:52 AM

A resident has been told to return the Dh51,873 financial assistance he unlawfully received from a charity organisation in the UAE. The Al Ain resident had lied that he didn’t have any source of income, a court ruled.

Details released by the Abu Dhabi judicial authorities stated that the charity organisation had been transferring Dh5,000 per month to the man’s bank account. The Arab man had claimed he had a family to look after and no money.

The organisation later learned that he had lied to them. He was in fact receiving a monthly pay of Dh10,000 from another source — believed to be his employer.

The organisation’s terms and conditions require applicants for financial assistance to mention their sources of income. But the defendant didn’t disclose anything in his application form.

Officials told the man to return the cash (Dh51,873), but he refused. After this, the charity filed a lawsuit against him. They presented documents, confirming the transfer of the cash to the man’s bank account. In court, the defendant admitted to receiving the financial assistance.

The Al Ain Court of First Instance found him guilty of the charges and ordered him to pay the amount back.

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