x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

UAE credit card thief jailed for three months

The woman was caught on a CCTV camera at the ATM using her roommate's credit card.

ABU DHABI // A woman caught using her roommate’s credit card at an ATM told a court she had been lent the card, which was why she knew the pin code.

Emirati M K was accused by her roommate of stealing the card.

The roommate said she did not have any proof when she made the accusation but suspected the Emirati was responsible.

“We were four roommates for years and only when she moved in was my card stolen,” she told Abu Dhabi Criminal Court.

The judge asked whether the card had been returned to the woman.

“No and I cancelled it,” the roommate said.

The defendant was filmed using the card to withdraw cash by the CCTV camera in the ATM.

She said her roommate had borrowed money from her and gave her the credit card in exchange.

The roommate denied those claims.

M K was convicted and sentenced to three months in prison.

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