x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Six-month term for forgery that led to Dh37,000 wire transfer

Man used documents to fool bank, prosecutors say.

DUBAI // A man was sentenced to six months in prison this morning for forging official documents and using them to transfer US$10,000 (Dh37,000) into his bank account.

The 36-year-old RS, from Nigeria, told the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance that he did not commit any crime.

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

He said the images of the man who they say committed the crime were shown to him, but did not look like him.

RS committed the forgery in August 2009. He e-mailed the fake documents to a Dubai Commercial Bank employee, identified in records as EF, and requested a funds transfer.

When EF discovered the crime, he told police.

RS will be deported after serving his prison term.