Three people have been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison on fraud and money laundering charges by the Ajman Criminal Court. Among the accused are two Asians and an African.
A fine equal to the value of the money taken from the victim by fraud was also ordered by the court. An Asian national was cheated of Dh7,800 over the phone.
Records showed that the accused impersonated others and used fraudulent methods. They claimed to be employees of a bank in the state, and that the victim's account needed to be updated. At their request, the victim gave them a copy of his ID and credit card, which they then used to withdraw cash through the bank's electronic system.
Court proceedings followed after the accused were arrested and referred to the Public Prosecution..