Indian sales executive charged with fraud in Dubai


An Indian sales executive with a telecommunication service provider in Dubai has been charged with fraud for allegedly forging applications regarding activation of phone numbers.

The Court of First Instance in Dubai charged the man with fraud, forgery and unlawfully providing others with mobile phone services, Khaleej Times reported.

On February 26, the 27-year-old sales executive was arrested for allegedly abusing his power to issue as many as 26 mobile numbers to different individuals without enclosing the documents required.

“We filed a complaint at Dubai’s Al Barsha residential community police station after a tip-off from the telecommunication service provider about the case,” a legal consultant present in the court said.

“We learnt that many mobile numbers were activated in the names of individuals who did not really apply for them,” the consultant added.

A government officer said they found out that “most of the numbers were issued in a single day and the applications for the numbers did not bear any signatures”.

The court hearing has been adjourned to 23 November.