Crime and Courts

Dubai expat tries to get Dh20,000 credit card with fake papers

Filed on November 10, 2019 | Last updated on November 10, 2019 at 07.19 pm
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Prosecutors are seeking a very strict legal penalty against him.- Alamy Image

He faced charges of attempted fraud, forgery and use of forged documents.

An expat was charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday, November 10, after he allegedly tried to fraudulently avail of a credit card.

Public prosecution records show that the 31-year-old Pakistani worker approached a bank to get a credit card with a Dh20,000 limit. He lied to the customer service staff about his name and also presented fake documents including a salary certificate falsely attributed to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).

He faced charges of attempted fraud, forgery and use of forged documents.

Prosecutors are seeking a very strict legal penalty against him.

The case dates back to July 11 last year. It was registered at Bur Dubai police station.

Other forged papers he used included copies of an Emirates ID, residence visa, labour card and a statement of account.

An assistant bank manager said that the defendant approached the bank to get a Dh 20,000 credit card on July 11, 2018. "He submitted all the required documents to a bank representative in Al Quoz. However, after the competent section at the bank looked into his papers they had doubts about a statement of account. They contacted his bank and found it was fake."

During the public prosecution investigation, the defendant admitted that he met with a bank employee at his workplace in Al Quoz industrial area. That employee offered him a credit card and he approved. He later got a statement of account issued for him from a bank for Dh 75.

The forged documents used by the accused expat were seized and enclosed to the case file as evidence.

The trial has been adjourned to December 8.

Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination...

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