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Man forges Dubai club membership card for his girlfriend

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Dubai - The Court of First Instance convicted the 33-year-old Briton of a forgery charge. The suspension of execution of the jail sentence will be effective for three years.



By Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 14 Feb 2017, 4:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 14 Feb 2017, 7:51 PM

 A legal consultant, accused of forging a health club membership card and later giving it to his girlfriend to gain access to the club facilities, has been given a suspended jail term of three months.
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The Court of First Instance convicted the 33-year-old Briton of a forgery charge. The suspension of execution of the jail sentence will be effective for three years.
However, the court also ordered that the defendant be deported.
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According to public prosecution documents, the accused made up the card by falsifying its details, adding his girlfriend's photo and faking it in a way to make it look as if it was issued by the administration.
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The incident was reported on June 30, 2016 to the Port police by the building security guard who intercepted the defendant's girlfriend after she presented a forged access card.  
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"I got a phone call from the club's security guard at around 2:00 pm. He told me that he stopped a woman before she could enter the health club as she had a forged membership card," the Iraqi resort supervisor, 26, said.
"I went there and found the defendant had already joined the woman. The latter said she got the card from the defendant and had no idea it was fake.
"The accused claimed he had the card issued by a printing house for an amount of money.
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He said he gave the card to his girlfriend as a gift and souvenir and not to use it".
The Criminal Evidence Department's report found that the seized card was completely forged.
The ruling has already been appealed.
 mary@khaleejtimes.com


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