Bank cards seized from the suspect.


Al Ain official claims dead man’s allowance for 7 years


DUBAI – A government official in Al Ain has been arrested for claiming the monthly allowance of a man who has been dead since 2011.

Three Asian women involved in the scam have also been arrested, police said.

The case was uncovered after a government agency in Al Ain complained of financial irregularities at its branch.

A police investigation revealed that the official, who is a Gulf national, did not close the dead man’s employment file but instead replaced his passport copy with the passport of another person with a similar name.

He then sought the help of three women to withdraw the dead man’s monthly allowance, according to Colonel Matar Medad Al Muheiri, director of the anti-corruption department at the Abu Dhabi Police’s command affairs sector.

The suspect was arrested and police seized from his possession some bank cards, amulets, talismans and other items thought to be used for witchcraft.

The case has been referred to the public prosecution in Al Ain for further investigation. GAD/Expat Media


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