DUBAI // An unemployed man sold a car belonging to his fiancee – a police officer – and pocketed more than Dh400,000 after forging documents, a court has heard.
In January, Emirati S T, 35, took Z M’s 2014 Lexus for repairs and to renew its registration.
He then sold it to Jordanian A S, 37, after forging ownership papers, prosecutors said.
His Emirati fiancee, 22, told prosecutors that he came to her workplace at Dubai airport in a rented car for her to use while her car was being repaired.
“My car is registered in my mother’s name and it needed repairs due to a previous accident,” she said.
“He gave me a 4x4 Porsche and took my car. A few days later I called him and asked about my car. He told me that it needed more time until they could find replacement parts.”
One of her co-workers then checked the vehicle’s records and discovered it was no longer registered in her mother’s name.
“I called S T and asked him about the car. He told me that he never took any car from me,” the woman said.
Policeman J Z, 34, said that he accompanied her to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai.
“We went and checked the records there. The car was not registered in her mother’s name any more,” he said.
Records showed S T agreed to sell the car to the Jordanian after they met at a used-car dealership at Motor World in Abu Dhabi. They went to the RTA in Dubai and completed the transfer of the Lexus.
CID officers arrested both of them after the car was reported stolen. During questioning, the Jordanian said he did not know it was stolen.
At Dubai Criminal Court on Monday, the two pleaded not guilty to forgery and using forged documents.
The fiance also denied selling the car and embezzling Dh433,000.