Arab employee forges university certificate in Dubai to change profession
24 Nov 2021
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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
An Arab employee connived with others to forge a university certificate to change his profession from a clerk in the company where he worked to a general manager.
His crime was detected when he sent an SMS to the company's owner through the application of Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The Court of First Instance sentenced him and the others to 6 months in jail, to be followed by deportation after serving the jail term.
The Dubai Appellate Court upheld the verdict.
Details of the case date back to December 2020 when an SMS was received by an investor through the application of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation reporting the change of an employee's profession to a general manager.
According to the investor’r testimony in interrogations, the first suspect in the case, who worked as a clerk and became a partner in the company he worked for, asked to change his profession to a general manager.
His application was approved and he applied to the concerned bodies through Tasheel but he was rejected.
The witness added that he received an SMS alerting him that the clerk’s profession was changed to a general manager.
He pointed out that he contacted the Ministry and inquired about the situation of the clerk and the documents he supplied.
The Ministry reportedly sent him the certificate the clerk supplied, which was attested by a university and all other concerned bodies.
When he reportedly searched about the number of the certificate through Google, he discovered it belonged to another person and its data was forged, so he informed the police.
The suspect was arrested and referred to the public prosecution and then to the court.