x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Abu Dhabi conman who duped unstable man appeals fraud conviction

A scam artist who tricked an emotionally unstable man into giving him money and a laptop is appealing against his one-year prison sentence for fraud.

A scam artist who tricked an emotionally unstable man into giving him money and a laptop is appealing against his one-year prison sentence for fraud.

The Emirati conman called the man and pretended to be a woman, embarking on a phone relationship with him before asking for cash and the computer.

The victim's mother told Abu Dhabi Appeals Court her son suffered from an obsession that makes him "weak and unaware" when he hears a female voice.

The case was adjourned until September 20.

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