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01 December 2023

Fake dollar dealer caught while trying to run away

By Eman Al Baik

A Nigerian exchange money customer who allegedly asked for exchanging forged US$200 with UAE Dirham was arrested after having an accident while was trying to run away.

Indian money exchange accountant NO, 40, was approached by the accused at 8am on last December 12.

“He gave me a note of US$100 and then gave the other… from the touch I could realize that they were forged. I picked up the phone and called the police… I sought help of the security staff of a nearby supermarket to help catch him until police arrive,” NO told investigators.

However, the accused could run away.

Police arrived and were informed about the forged notes and the customer who ran away.

Searching the area, police suspected an African who was subject to a traffic accident.

Police confiscated with NA, 30, Nigerian, 13 notes of USD100 which were in his purse.

Criminal Evidences reported that the notes were forged neatly.

The accused claimed that he got the notes from another person as guarantee for UAE dirham he had lent. However, he admitted to knowing that the US Dollar notes were forged.

The Court will reconvene on March 16.