Kuwaiti expat in Dubai gets conned for over $350,000

Investigations by public prosecution showed that a 32-year-old Indian businessman was behind the embezzlement. (Shutterstock)

A Kuwaiti expat in Dubai found over $350,000 missing from his bank account upon his arrival from his holiday on January 14, the Khaleej Times reported.

The 75-year-old said that he filed a complaint when he found that his phone line had been disconnected and his bank account emptied.

"When I checked with my telecom provider, I learned from them that my number had not been disconnected but another SIM card had been issued in my name as a loss replacement," he told the newspaper.

Investigations by public prosecution showed that a 32-year-old Indian businessman was behind the embezzlement, and used the victim’s phone line to falsely use his identity.

An accomplice, who is still on the loose, helped the businessman to get a new SIM card with the victim’s name.

The defendant, who carried out the fraud between November and December of 2017, was charged with forgery and fraud in the Court of First Instance, the newspaper reported.

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