A Pakistani man in Dubai has been sentenced to three months in jail for attempted fraud after he was caught trying to take a driving test in his friend’s place.
A First Instance Court in Dubai ordered the man to be deported after the completion of the term, Khaleej Times reported without mentioning the names.
According to the report, Transport Authority officials caught him last month, and a case was registered at Bur Dubai police station.
The driving instructor told the court that the arrested man attempted to use driving lesson form issued for his friend (also a Pakistani) to appear in a test.
The accused admitted to receiving Dh 1000 (approximately Rs 38,000) for this task.
His friend, the original document holder, was also found guilty of ‘aiding and abetting by giving his papers’ and was handed over a three-month imprisonment and deportation orders. Both have appealed against the ruling.
The man was caught at a driving institute on December 27 when the instructor intercepted him with documents bearing photos that were not his own.
“I was on the job when he came to take the theoretical driving test, but he looked different from the photos on the documents he presented. He was then taken to the manager’s office, and his friend was also sent after. We found out later that he impersonated his friend and tried to take the test in his place,” the supervisor told the prosecutor.
The police arrested both as soon as they received a complaint.
They were accused of attempted fraud. The first defendant’s attempt – to take the test – was foiled after a staff member exposed him.
Via: Khaleej Times