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Dubai: A man has been accused of forging documents to cheat a Saudi businessman of Dh1.4 million.

Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Tuesday that the 35-year-old Sudanese defendant had lured the Saudi victim into buying a car rental company in Dubai. He forged an official document issued by Dubai Government and handed it over to the businessman to lure him into paying the money.

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Dubai Public Prosecution has charged the defendant with forging documents, using them and illegally obtaining Dh1.4 million.

The 31-year-old Saudi businessman testified that he was looking to buy a car rental company in Dubai, and the defendant convinced him to buy an office space in the Al Muraqqabat area of Dubai.

“He took me to a yard where 39 cars were parked. He told me it belonged to a car rental company and he had the keys to its office. He told me that he had a power of attorney to sell the office,” said the Saudi businessman on record.

The victim paid Dh1.1 million and handed over a car worth Dh300,000 to the defendant to sell it and take the amount. The defendant sold the car to a car dealer and pocketed the money. The defendant also gave a copy of a commercial licence for the rental company issued by Dubai Economy Department.

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Later, the victim discovered that the document was fake and reported the incident to Dubai Police.

The next hearing will be on August 18.