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22 July 2024

Ex-staff transfers car number plates illegally

By Eman Al Baik

An Egyptian allegedly transferred the ownership of two customised car number plates of his previous employer to another person’s name after forging documents, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.
In April 2015, HA, 50, Iraqi car dealer, was shocked when he received a message from the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) informing about the transfer of two customised numbers from his name to another person’s name.
“As I had not sold the number plates, I checked with RTA. I was informed that MH, who had worked in the company until December 2014, was the one who processed the transfer,” said the car dealer.
The victim used to keep ownership certificates of the two number plates in the company.
Investigations proved that the sales executive had obtained blank copies of the company’s letterhead and forged a power of attorney for selling the number plate. He also used a photocopy of the car dealer’s ID.
The accused headed to Nad Al Hammar car registration centre and approached employee MG, 38, Omani.
The employee processed the transaction and transferred the ownership of the customised numbers in another person’s name. He also allowed the Egyptian to sign on the application without asking him to submit any power of attorney from the owner, he admitted.
Both RTA employee and the Egyptian are accused of forgery. The Egyptian alone is accused of stealing blank letterheads and forging them.
The court will reconvene on January 17.