Asian salesperson forges documents to receive discount coupons from Dubai telecom firm
06 Jan 2021
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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred an Asian salesman, 30, to criminal court for forging documents to issue SIM cards under his name and benefiting from discount coupons of a telecom firm, which he works for.
The defendant had abused the authority given to him as a salesperson in the company, as he registered 89 phone numbers under his name and his relatives’ name, in order to benefit from the annual package which offers discount coupons.
The manipulative defendant planned to get away with his act of forgery by cancelling the SIM card contracts after few days from issuing it, in an attempt to avoid paying a Dhs300 fees by claiming that the purchased numbers got stolen or lost.
The telecom firm had lost an amount of Dhs26,700 due to the defendant’s act of forgery.
Moreover, the company’s financial manager testified that he had discovered the processing of a great number of SIM card cancellations that are carried out under the defendant’s name.
He added that the defendant was questioned about the incident, and he confessed to buying 16 numbers with an annual package under his name, while the rest of numbers were under his relatives’ names.
A police report was filed against the defendant who was immediately detained and prosecuted on forgery charges.