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Dubai worker tries to swindle Dh150,000 from government entity

mary@khaleejtimes.com Filed on February 6, 2020 | Last updated on February 6, 2020 at 03.06 pm
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The employee is accused of attempted fraud, forgery and use of fake documents.

A Dubai expat has been charged at the Court of First Instance for trying to swindle Dh150,000 worth of bank credit using forged papers.

The court heard how the 50-year-old Indian forged bills worth Dh 469,615. He used to work for a trading enterprise that supplies a government entity with car spare parts. He submitted the forged bills to a bank in a bid to collect the finances. He had accomplices in the forgery who are currently at large.

The financial irregularities date back to 2011 and were reported to Bur Dubai police station. T

he employee is accused of attempted fraud, forgery and use of fake documents, he is currently detained.

A purchase officer at the government entity said that her duties include ordering spare parts for cars belonging to them. "We have been dealing with the firm where the accused worked for over ten years."

She told the public prosecution investigator that several payment orders for bills were faked and presented by the defendant. "He forged those copies and falsely attributed them to the us. He also faked my signature on the forms. He then used them to claim money from the bank."

A policeman said during investigation: "At first, he (the accused) remained quiet. He then confessed that he forged the payment orders  falsely claimed they were issued by the plaintiff."

The cop told the prosecutor that the accused had authentic payment orders from previous dealings. "He made new copies out of them by tampering with their details. He increased the prices of the parts on those purchase orders and then submitted them to the bank to claim the money on behalf of his company."

The forged payment orders were attached to the case file as prosecution evidence.

The next hearing is scheduled for February 17.

mary@khaleejtimes.com

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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