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Hamza M Sengendo, Staff Reporter
A man who forged a Dhs2 parking ticket will be deported from the UAE, the Dubai Criminal Court ordered on Thursday.
The Asian defendant –an employee, 44- committed forgery on a parking ticket issued by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). He cut out a number (5) from an old ticket and fixed it on an expired ticket.
He did this to extend the validity of the expired ticket by two days. It had expired on Mar.3.2019 but he altered it by covering (3) with (5) to make the expiry date Mar.5.2019, showed Naif Police Station records.
He placed the forged ticket behind windshield of his car that he left inside a paid parking lot in Nakheel area. Prosecutors accused him of forgery and use of a forged parking ticket. He denied the charges on April.15.
The Dubai Criminal Court found him guilty and sentenced him to a suspended three-month-prison term.
It ordered he be deported from the country. Prosecutors had demanded the toughest punishment applicable.
Records revealed the defendant was apprehended after an RTA inspector detected that the forged parking ticket carried an area code different from the code of Naif area where he parked his car.
A 49-year-old Emirati inspector testified that at around 9am on Mar.5 he was on duty in Nakheel area when he stopped by a Toyota Corolla car to examine a parking ticket that had been placed behind its windshield.
“I realised the ticket bore a code different from that of the area. I checked closely and discovered there was a sticker bearing a suspicious date.
On the other hand, necessary certain symbols were missing,” he explained.
“By coincidence, the car owner (the defendant) arrived. I asked him to it to me. I discovered that the original date had been covered by a sticker bearing a false date. I confirmed the ticket was fake.” The inspector said he called police on the spot.
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