Police Arrest Woman for Pinching Aunt's Passport to Travel

Published August 13th, 2018 - 07:14 GMT
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She was accused of stealing other's passport, using it and wrongfully benefitting from that use.

A woman, who stole her aunt's passport and used it to travel, was sentenced to three months in jail by the Dubai Court of First Instance on Sunday.

Public prosecution records show the 23-year-old woman misused her Emirati aunt's passport when she travelled through the Dubai International Airport.

She was accused of stealing other's passport, using it and wrongfully benefitting from that use.

The defendant was caught on June 10 at the airport. The case of passport loss was registered at Al Qusais police station.

Prosecutors had referred her to trial with a plea she received a stiff penalty, as per the law.

The complainant, a 28-year-old housewife, said that on May 28, she reported at the police station that she lost her passport which she kept at her bedroom closet. "I learned then that the passport was used by my niece when leaving the airport."

She discovered later that it was the defendant who stole it. "Her mother told me that her daughter had plans to go to a friend. But the latter switched off her mobile phone and did not return to the house. She had also packed her clothes."

The accused admitted during investigation she took her aunt's passport to travel to Turkey on May 27 and returned on June 10.

A report from the general directorate of criminal evidence and criminology said that the passport is authentic and the photo on it is not the defendant's.
The niece was apprehended at the airport upon her arrival. The verdict may be appealed.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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