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Mohammed Yaseen, Staff Reporter
The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing 10 Asians to six months in jail to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs155,000 on fraud charges. The defendants were convicted of collecting an equivalent amount of the fine by allegedly selling fuel through fake operations carried out via a card that belonged to a company, which one of them worked in.
The case dated back to an agreement reached by the representative of a car maintenance company with nine people working in petrol station to take advantage of his company to steal the value of fuel without using it by means of carrying out fake operations.
According to the official documents, the auditor of a car maintenance company filed a complaint in which he stated that the company’s representative had stolen the value of the fuel allocated to the company.
The complainant stated in the investigations that the company’s representative had been presenting valid invoices but in a suspicious manner, so a complaint was filed with the police, who initiated an investigation into the incident.
After examining the company’s fuel card and checking the sites and the video clips in which it was used, the police found that the company’s representative used to enter the petrol stations where he used to receive envelopes after using the company’s card.
A policeman stated that he interrogated the suspects, who confessed to having agreed with the company’s representative that they would be given 20 per cent and he 80 per cent of the fuel value against receiving a bill of the total amount.
Separately, the Dubai Criminal Court sentenced two Asians, one of them a fugitive, to six months in prison each for stealing cash money, bullion and jewellery valued at Dhs520,000 from the safe of a company for which one of them first worked. The Court also fined the two convicts jointly Dhs520,000. They would be also deported after serving the penalties, the Court ruled.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian to 5 years in prison and fined him Dhs20,000 for abusing drugs and making other countrymen do the same thing as well. The Court also ruled that the convict would be deported after serving the terms.
The Dubai Court of Appeal commuted a judgment of three years imprisonment issued by the Criminal Court against an Asian woman and a gang from an Eastern European country to 6 months in prison, while upholding the fine of Dhs29,800 and the deportation after serving the terms.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced three Africans and an Asian to three years in prison each and fined them jointly Dhs207,000 for stealing Dhs200,000 from a safe of company, in addition to three mobile phones belonging to the company’s owner and others, who were assaulted and threatened under knifepoint.
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