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Woman fined Dhs500,000 over abusive video


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Amir Al Sonny, Staff Reporter

The Court of Misdemeanors of Kalbaa has slapped upon a Khaleejiya woman  a fine amounting to Dhs500,000 over her  involvement in cyber crime.

As per details, the Public Prosecution charged the convict with insulting a public employee via a video, which she post on “Snapchat.” She reportedly recorded a video while criticising a public official in a government department, which she visited to complete a transaction. She stealthy recorded the conversation between her and the official.

The convict denied the charges when the Judge confronted her with the charges and her confession. However, the Court based its decision on the video published by the accused on her account of Snapchat.

In the first paragraph of Article (20) of the Law on Combating Cyber Crimes stats that all those who insult others via any means of communication are punished with imprisonment and fines or any of both.

In a recent unrelated case, a bank employee who siphoned Dhs306, 000 from a client’s account was jailed for six months and ordered to repay twice the sum.

The Arab defendant –a customer service employee, 35- committed forgery on 25 cash withdrawal slips, attributed them to the (deceased) Emirati man and faked his signature on each one, prosecutors revealed on Mar.7.

He broke the client’s deposit using a fake application attributed to the client. By Jan.15 last year he had managed to swindle Dhs306, 000. He faced abuse of duties, embezzlement, forgery and use of forged documents.

During Dubai Criminal Court questioning on Mar.11 this year he admitted to all charges and asked “for time to pay back.” The court imprisoned him for six months, ordered him to return the money and pay an equivalent fine.On the record, the defendant on Jan.15 last year approached a teller and presented him a cash withdrawal slip seeking Dhs30, 000 from the client’s account. As per the bank’s procedures, the transaction had to be endorsed by a senior teller.

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