Crime and Courts

UAE: Trio told to pay back Dh2 million they robbed

Staff Reporter/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on March 29, 2021
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They had posed as government officials to carry out the robbery.

The Ras Al Khaimah Civil Court has ordered three men to pay back Dh2 million they embezzled from a man by posing as public officials.

Court records reveal that the three Arab men posed as public officers and siphoned off Dh2 million from a Gulf resident in Ras Al Khaimah.

When the victim realised the fraud and alerted RAK police they launched a massive combing operation to track down the fraudsters and mangaed to seize large amounts of cash and jewellery on them. The trio had also done large money transfers.

The three suspects were first referred to the RAK Criminal Court which ordered them each to serve six months in prison, and be deported after serving the jail term, while the cash and jewels seized were kept in the prosecution custody.

The victims appealed to RAK Civil Court which ordered them to pay back the Dh2 million they embezzled, along with an annual nine per cent interest rate from the day of the verdict until full payment to compensate the financial and moral loss suffered by the plaintiff.

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