Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 July 2019

Man charged with impersonating Dubai Court judge

The Emirati and his accomplice stole Dh200,000 from one victim

A man has been charged with conning a woman out of Dh200,000 by impersonating a Dubai Court judge.

The defendant and his accomplice approached their victim with the promise of reversing her husband’s prison sentence for bounced cheques.

Falling for the lie that the pair could ensure just a fine was issued, the woman agreed to hand over the money.

But months later, while her husband was still on bail for the offence, court documents revealed he still faced a jail term.

“My son showed the court employees copies of the receipts [of cash paid to the defendants] and informed them that the prison sentence was changed into fines which we paid,” the woman told the court.

“But he was told that the receipts were fake.”

The woman reported the incident to police and was told the pair were already known to authorities for conning other people.

Both men, a Pakistani, 33, and an Emirati, 46, were charged with forgery, using forged documents and obtaining money by deception. The Emirati defendant was also charged with impersonating a judge.

The men denied the charges against them and the case was adjourned until May 15.

Updated: April 25, 2019 11:19 AM

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