Man accused of forging his employer's signature

An Egyptian accountant is accused of forging his Saudi employer’s signature on an official document (transfer of PO Box). He allegedly also travelled to Saudi Arabia to get his employer’s signatures using the same pen, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

His employer RAA, 40, who owns a company in Dubai told Prosecutors that he suspected his accountant when he learnt of documents being passed with his signature on them. RAA said that he recruited the 47-year-old AFK in 1994 and promoted him as accountant in 2007.

"Checking with the Post Office, I found that my private PO Box has been transferred in the company’s name. Later I discovered a letter on the company’s letter head stating 'no objection of the transfer' in addition to a transfer application. As the two documents have been signed by someone else I logged a complaint with the Police,” RAA told Prosecutors.

The employer told the court that he was surprised to find the forged signatures signed with the same pen that he uses. "How can the accountant take the pen he used with him to Saudi Arabia?" he wondered.

"AFK claims to have travelled to Saudi Arabia to get my signatures on the letter and application. Checking the two documents, I notice that the same pen been used in writing and signing. But how?" RAA asked.

The criminal evidences could not affirm nor deny the authenticity of the signature.

However, the signatures were the same, it confirmed. And the application carried the name of AFK as the company’s PRO.

The accused denied the accusation of forging the signature but confessed to writing the letter and filling the form.

The court adjourned the case until February 27.

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