x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Ten deny going on a Dh1.7m shopping spree in UAE credit card scam

The seven men and three women obtained the cards by submitting forged documents to City Bank before going on spending sprees, prosecutors told the Dubai Criminal Court.

DUBAI // Ten people purchased goods worth Dh1.7 million by using 72 fraudulently obtained credit cards, a court heard today.

The seven men and three women obtained the cards by submitting forged documents to City Bank before going on spending sprees, prosecutors told the Criminal Court.

The bank discovered the scam in August last year after being warned by Standard Chartered that other banks had been similarly targeted.

AA and JM, both 33 and from Pakistan, KS, 35, and KT, 28, from Sri Lanka, and six Indians all denied charges of forgery, use of forged documents and embezzlement.

A further three women, SA, 30, MA, 27, and WK, 29, all from Pakistan, were charged with aiding and abetting the ten in forging the documents. They also denied the charge.

The next hearing was scheduled for February 10.

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