Man detained in Dubai for taking out bank loans on behalf of compatriots

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Dubai: A Dubai-based man has been accused of fooling four of his compatriots into obtaining their documents and having them sign bank loan documents claiming they were employment contracts. According to the Dubai Magistrates’ Court, the accused and three other compatriots tricked a group of four with “new job offers” at a construction company in Dubai. He took their passports and IDs and asked them to sign documents claiming they were employment contracts.

“We thought we would sign employment contracts but [they were actually] bank loan papers in our name, ”said one of the victims in official records.

The accused disappeared when the victims received calls from eight banks saying that the accused had taken out bank loans using the documents of the victims.

The four victims located the accused’s residence at Karama in Dubai. They asked him to return their papers but he summoned 12 people who assaulted them at his home and stole their cell phones.

One of the victims managed to escape and alerted Dubai Police, who arrested the accused and three others, who were later charged with unlawfully detaining the four workers and assaulting them.

The judges sentenced them to five years in prison and a fine of Dh 760, followed by deportation.

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