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23 May 2024

Attempt to steal Dh1m from bank account

By Eman Al Baik

An Indian salesman allegedly used the Emirates ID of another person and attempted to transfer one million dirhams from a company’s bank account after forging two transfer applications, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

On December 22, SD, 31, and an unidentified person approached a branch of a bank in Abu Hail area and submitted a photocopy of Emirates ID that carried the name of PP, seeking the transfer of one million dirham from a company account.

SD filled two applications for the transfer of the amount in favour of two companies and signed on them.
The bank’s manager ON, 43, Jordanian, noticed that the signature on the application was not the same as those of people accredited and authorised by the company and were entered in in the bank’s computer system. When the bank found out the fraud, police was informed.

Police arrested the applicant who proved to be SD and not BB.

SD is accused of posing as PP by submitting a photocopy of his Emirates ID, forging with a fugitive two money transfer applications of the bank and attempting to swindle one million dirhams from a company account.

The accused denied the charges and claimed that he had only accompanied the fugitive and did not know the latter’s criminal intentions.

The court will give its verdict on March 17.