A British man, who was charged in absentia with embezzling Dh1.3 million using a forged business licence copy, was sentenced to three years in jail, to be followed by deportation, on Monday.
The Court of First Instance found the runaway defendant guilty of forgery and use of forged official document, embezzlement and breach of trust charges. He was a manager at a business service and facilities firm and had a deal with a compatriot to take care of the issuance of a business licence of a company in Abu Dhabi but duped him to send him over Dh1.3 million in several instalments. He forged a business licence copy which he falsely claimed was issued from the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi.
had a deal with a compatriot to take care of the issuance of a business licence of a company in Abu Dhabi but duped him to send him over Dh1.3 million in several instalments.
Court documents show the expat fled the country after he received the money. The case unfolded between December 10, 2014, and January 28, 2016, and a complaint was registered with the Jebel Ali police station.
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