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Ex-bank employee denies forgery

Ex-bank employee denies forgery. (AFP)

By Mohammed Elsidafy

A 27-year-old former employee of Barclays Bank accused of approving forged documents to increase a customer's credit limit, denied his charges yesterday at the Dubai Criminal Court.

The court heard that WA, Pakistani, approved a forged document in which a customer changed his car's year of manufacture from 2004 to 2007, allowing him to take advantage of a promotional offer announced by the bank to increase the maximum credit limit on cards of new car owners.

The car's owner managed to raise the limit on his credit card to Dh60,000.

The defendant, who was in custody, was produced in court for yesterday's hearing. He said he was not aware that the customer had changed the year of manufacture of his car on the document submitted to the bank.

The court adjourned the case to January 20 and remanded the accused to custody.


- A 25-year-old Indian employee of a company admitted to stealing ink boxes worth Dh4,000 from his employer yesterday at the Dubai Criminal Court. The court adjourned the case to January 20 for the verdict remanding the accused to custody.

- Three Asians – KA, 22, and MA, 38, both drivers; and RK, a guard who is at large – have been accused of offloading a tanker belonging to the Al Futtaim company at a non-designated area. All of them were referred to the Dubai Criminal Court.


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