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Aug. 28, 17 | 10:33 am

A Filipino and two Pakistani bank employees stand trial at the Court of First Instance in Dubai, UAE for cases linked to accepting a bribe amounting to Dh37 million, forgery and criminal complicity to a crime back in 2015, Khaleej Times reported.

The three were nabbed after a South African bank discovered the forged certificates and signatures sometime between June and November 2015, the report said.

A Nigerian man was also charged, but has yet to be arrested by the authorities.

The crime was committed, according to a Lebanese manager at the bank, with a help of a runaway accomplice. “The main defendant would receive the details from the runaway accomplice and accordingly fill in the forged bank forms which he would then sign and seal with the bank stamp. They sent the letters to different e-mail addresses. After sending the forged documents online, they would destroy the original copy,” the report quoted the bank manager as saying.

The crime was uncovered on December 8, 2015 after the bank’s branch in South Africa contacted them and asked them to check a letter that was issued by their branch. The bank’s British regional manager said the accused Filipino agreed with the runaway accomplice to forge documents and use the fake copies in exchange for Dh37 million.

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