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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred a 42-year-old Asian woman to criminal court for forging application forms, with two other accomplices, in order to obtain 95 iPhones and mobile services worth Dhs924,000.
The telecom firm noticed suspicious activity on the defendant’s sales rate during 2015 to 2016, and a number of complaints were issued against her by 10 companies, stating that they have not requested for issuance of any SIM cards or mobile phones.
An investigation was immediately carried out by the firm, which resulted in discovering that the defendant had forged applications for 96 iPhones, and 96 SIM cards, with the help of two runaway accomplices.
When confronted defendant confessed of committing the forgery and stated that she received help from the two accomplices, who are in charge of customers’ applications for SIM cards and phones.
Accordingly, the three defendants were accused of forgery, theft and criminal complicity.
They are detained and referred to criminal court.
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The case dates back to last February, when reliable information was forwarded to the Anti-Narcotics Department at Dubai Police about a person consuming narcotics and psychotropic substances and possessing a quantity of them in his house in the Palm Island area in Dubai.
The story did not end here but developed from rape into drugs and the victim ended up at the hands of Dubai Police who referred her to the Hemaya International Centre of Dubai Police’s General Department of Anti-narcotics for rehabilitation.