Woman adds ’17’ to Dh5,000 trust deed to make it Dh175,000

A 33-year-old Pakistani woman has been charged in the Court of First Instance with forgery after she allegedly tampered with a Dh5,000 deed of trust, changing it into Dh175,000.

The case dates back to March 11, 2014, and a complaint was registered at Al Rafaa police station.

The complainant, a 37-year-old Pakistani investor, who is the woman’s ex-husband, said during public prosecution investigation he had borrowed Dh5,000 from the defendant while they were still married.

“However, I was surprised in 2014 to see that she had filed a case against me at the Dubai Sharia Court, accusing me of failing to repay her Dh175,000 loan. She forged the paper that I had signed and changed it by adding the two digits ’17’.”

A report from the General Department of Criminal Evidence showed the receipt was tampered with. The addition that was made at a later stage looked clearly different from the details and signatures on the document, the report stated.

The court will resume the trial on October 12.