'Man used another's ID to collect money at exchange office'

 

Man used anothers ID to collect money at exchange office

He allegedly collected Dh2,550 by using a Kenyan national's ID at a money exchange office in Naif.

By Marie Nammour


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Published: Mon 20 Jun 2016, 6:53 PM

Last updated: Mon 20 Jun 2016, 7:31 PM

A man stood trial in the Court of First Instance on Sunday accused of wrongfully using an Emirates ID card that was not his own to collect a remittance from a money exchange outlet.
The 26-year-old Nigerian visitor is believed to have collected Dh2,550 by using a Kenyan national's ID on May 12 at a money exchange office in Naif. "He showed up at our office shortly before 11am. He presented an ID and asked for an amount of money wired from Australia to him. We handed him the money after he gave the wiring reference number," a Syrian employee at the outlet said.
The employee came back to the shop at 11.20am on the same day.
"He wanted to collect another amount sent from New Zealand and showed the same ID card he used earlier. As I checked his picture in the system I found that he was not the original holder of the card".
As the defendant insisted the card was his own, the employee told him he would call the police. "He confessed then the card was for his colleague and gave his real name."
The employee checked that name in their records and found the accused had collected several money transfers sent from different countries in the past at their outlet using another ID card.
The ID card used by the defendant has been seized. The accused has been placed in detention. A verdict is expected on June 29.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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