x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

Man denies US$10,000 bank transfer fraud

He is accused of forging documents and using them to funnel money into his bank account.


DUBAI // A man who is accused of forging official documents and using them to transfer US$10,000 (Dh37,000) to his account at Dubai Commercial Bank denied the charges this morning.

The 36-year-old RS, from Nigeria, told the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance that he had committed no crime.

“I am not guilty, your honour; the man they are talking about in this case is not me,” RS said.

He told the court the images of the man they say committed the crime do not even look like him.

“This is another man,” he told the court.

According to court records, RS forged official documents that helped him transfer money to his bank account in August 2009.

Prosecutors said he emailed these documents to a Dubai Commercial Bank employee, identified in records as EF, and requested the transfer.

When he discovered the EF, informed a Dubai police lieutenant, who helped him report the crime, records show.

A verdict is expected on May 10.