British man in court for selling Dubai apartment that never existed for AED7.7 million
British man in court for selling Dubai apartment that never existed for AED7.7 million

British man in court for selling AED7.7 million Dubai apartment that never existed

A British salesman forged documents to scam a property buyer out of AED7.7million for a Dubai apartment that never existed.

The 39-year-old Brit is in court after he ‘sold’ the AED7.7million hotel apartment in The Address Residence Fountain Views to an Egyptian buyer.

The British salesman forged Dubai Land Department stamps on several documents to help get the deal through. And then fled with the money once he’d been rumbled.

Five year deal

The two men first met in 2015 and agreed on the deal. Three payments were made in total by September 2015 for the apartment. The British man then gave the buyer forged Emaar receipts for the apartment.

“He provided me with an ownership certificate stamped by Dubai Land Department and said a title deed will only be issued once the project is finished in 2018,” the complainant said.

But it was only when he visited Emaar asking for more information on his unit that he was told his Dubai apartment did not exist. And he to contact the seller.

“Employees at his agency told me he fled the country after scamming a number of other people,” the man told the court.

The defendant is charged with forgery, the use of forged documents and fraudulently obtaining Dh7.7m. The verdict is due on October 26.

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