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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab woman to one year in jail to be followed by deportation and fined her Dhs657,000 after convicting her for defrauding an Arab investor and selling a villa under a forged certificate.
The case dated back to January 2020, when the woman claimed that she owned a villa according to a forged title deed, which she showed to the victim.
According to the victim’s testimony, he delivered the defendant Dhs657,000 in installments and an initial sale contract for the villa was concluded between them. He added that he asked the defendant several times to give him the title deed to enable him to register the villa in his name, especially after the full amount agreed upon had been paid. The defendant, however, always alleged that the original title deed was in her sister’s possession. After checking with the competent authorities, the title deed was found to be fake.
EMPLOYEE IMPRISONED: The Dubai Criminal Court ruled that a telecommunication employee be sentenced to 3 years in jail and fined Dhs14.7 million to be followed by deportation after being convicted of embezzling money from an establishment in which he worked as a sales executive.
According to the official documents of the case, which took place between 2015 and 2018, the convict abused his job duties, which entitled him to receive applications from the customers of the telecommunication company to replace their damaged cards, by illegally using these cards in the company’s data system.
The company’s legal advisor stated in the case papers that the convict managed to seize 244,295 damaged recharge cards of various categories worth Dhs14.759 million during his work in the customer service centre between 2015 and 2018.
The committee tasked with conducting investigations in the company summoned the employee to check the reason behind the substantial drop of card requests estimated at 90 per cent, he added. The employee, however, did not provide any justification and claimed that he had delivered those cards to the customers who brought the damaged cards, he said.
The Criminal Court of Dubai on Monday heard the first session of a case in which a public employee, African, 41, is accused of falsifying five “Cease of Search” certificates in complicity with other two, one of them is his colleague, but in a different department.
The defendant used the forged documents to open a new company of his own name and steal the victim’s customers after convincing them that the company belongs to the victim.
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