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Ehab Atta, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced an Asian convict to one year in jail to be followed by deportation over stealing a number of cars along with others and exporting them abroad as spare parts. The convict was a fugitive, but the authorities arrested him and then referred him to the Court for trial.
According to the records, the convict was the mastermind of 10 thefts. He was providing his partners with information about the targeted cars to steal, which was usually committed after midnight.
The other convicts would unscrew the lock of the target car’s trunk, and hand it over to the third convict to take it the industrial area in Sharjah to make a key for that dislodged lock.
After stealing the car, the fourth and fifth convicts, who work in a car workshop, would a send picture of it to the first defendant who would buy and export it abroad as spare parts.
The victim witnessed said in the investigations conducted by the Dubai Public Prosecution, that he found out a car owned by the company he works for had been stolen.
This was after he thought that it might have been withdrawn and impounded by the Municipality, because he parked it in a dusty area in Al Qusais Industrial Area 5 for nearly three months.
The car’s registration had expired and its many malfunctions needed repairing, so he parked it in that place until he could fix it, he told the prosecution.
He knew that it had been stolen when he visited the Municipality and found that it did not seize it, so he reported to the police.
Recently, the Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian employee working in an electricity and water government authority to 3 years in jail and fined him Dhs4.5 million to be followed by deportation after being convicted of embezzling Dhs4.5 million from a company through 2,146 fake transactions, in which customers presumably requested that their contracts be terminated and their deposits to be refunded.
It took around three years for the defendant to complete these transactions in collaboration with other accomplices.
The defendant could seize the deposits by taking advantage of the customers’ data leaked by one of the other convicts and reproducing the documents related to these transactions including the letters sent by these entities, which contained their seals as well as the signatures of their concerned officials and copies of their passports and ID cards. The defendant used these documents for typing fake proxies for the other convicts to submit on behalf of these entities for deposit refund.
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