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Trio who duped workers of salaries at ATMs jailed

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on February 23, 2020
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(Alamy)

They have been sentenced to three months in jail each.

The three Asian expats who conned workers of their salaries - by offering 'help' to withdraw cash from an ATM - have been sentenced to three months in jail each.

The unsuspecting workers did not know how to make an ATM withdrawal and gave out their PIN numbers to one of the accused.

"We didn't know how to use bank debit cards to collect our salaries," they said in separate cases filed at the Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanour Court.

"An unidentified person standing by the ATM outlets offered us help. He inserted our debit cards and keyed in the PIN codes we gave him, but claimed there was something wrong with our cards and we had to check with our banks and companies. He then returned our cards."

Upon checking with their companies, they were told there was nothing wrong with the cards, and their salaries were already withdrawn.

The shocked workers alerted the RAK Police, which initiated an investigation and found out that the gang of three men was involved in the crime.

The police tracked down the accused and referred them to the RAK Public Prosecution. The trio was then referred to the RAK Misdemeanour Court, where the first accused told the court that he learned about the fraud from a friend (the third defendant).

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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