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03 October 2023

Woman acquitted of conning a gold trader

By Eman Al Baik

The Dubai Misdemeanour Court acquitted an Egyptian woman of conning a gold trader with 4Kgs of gold valued at about Dh670,000.
AA, 53, a Bahraini gold trader told the prosecution that he met LHS, 39 in 2004. At that time the woman had allegedly told him that she trades in gold - buys gold in the UAE and sells it in her shop in Egypt.
He made a verbal agreement with the woman that she would take jewellery from him, sell them in her home country and pay him back the money in row gold after deducting her commission.
AA also owns gold shops in his home country and the UAE. He complained that he has handed over jewellery to her but she failed to send him back anything.
He claimed that the accused owes him 4.267Kgs of gold. LHS, who was arrested upon her arrival at the Dubai International Airport by in November 2009, confessed about her deal with the complainants and she also said that she had received gold from him. However, she denied that the incident took place in Egypt and not the UAE.

The Court found LHS innocent and acquitted her from the accusation.