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05 December 2023

Theft brings jail, hefty fines


By Mohammed Elsidafy

In verdicts in several cases yesterday, the Dubai Criminal Court acquitted one Asian national and convicted nine other people.

In the first case, MF, 27, FA, 34, and MA, 31, were sentenced to six months in jail to be followed by deportation for breaking into a grocery and stealing Dh36,000. A fourth defendant, SK, 31, Asian, was fined Dh3,000.

In the second case Asian SA, 28, a salesman, was given three months' jail and deportation for stealing Dh10,500 from the shop he worked in.

Asian maid BL, 27, was sentenced to six months' jail and deportation for stealing Dh24,000 from employer Mansour Mohammed.

In another case, SK, a 26-year-old Asian salesman, was sentenced to three months for threatening his girlfriend, NM, with a knife for walking in the company of her friend. He was also fined Dh1,000 for alcohol consumption.

Asian servant MA, 22, was sentenced to six months' jail and deportation for molesting American tourist, FM, at a public park in Dubai.

In another case of molestation, Asian RA, 24, was sentenced to six months jail and deportation for molesting RS, 24, a waitress at a bar. He was also fined Dh1,000 for consuming alcohol.

The acquittal was of Asian NA, 24, jobless, who was absolved of taking part in the murder of Mohammed Hassan, who fell from the roof of a house.

Of Theft and Forgery

n A UAE national policewoman accused of stealing separate sums of $900 and Dh1,000 belonging to a passenger, HK, from the lost and found section of the Dubai International Airport, admitted to charges yesterday. A verdict is due on January 31.

n AA, a 31-year-old Asian denied charges of forging five residency visas and using them to embezzle more than Dh7,620 from victim AK.

n The court also heard the case of FA, Asian, 27, a marketing manager, who is accused of stealing two cheques valued at Dh114,000 from a trading company, and forging the signatures on the cheques. He has denied the first but admitted to the second.


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