CID bust ‘gang’ as many firms swindled of money – Work as normal for 16 ‘shut’ companies

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 26: Personnel from the Forgery and Falsification Department of the Criminal Investigations Department have arrested a gang of 5 Kuwaitis for embezzling money from well-established companies and institutions, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a security source, the arrests came after complaints were filed by the victims against unknown persons. The modus operandi was they would present cheques, forged in a professional manner and cash money at local banks. Investigations led to the arrest of one of the suspects believed to be holding a senior post in a government institution. Following his arrest, he admitted to the charge and led police to his four accomplices. The men are said to have given details about their illegal activities and given police the name and identity of their boss who allegedly operates from Jordan. During interrogation the men said their job was to cash the cheques and received 30 percent commission. A security source said that contacts have been established with the Jordanian Interpol to arrest the ‘boss’.

‘Shut’ firms found ‘open’: Officers from the Department of Blocked Companies affiliated to the General Department of Residency Investigation Affairs carried out inspection tour of 16 companies that were found functioning even though they are registered as closed. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security explained that 538 expatriates were registered under the sponsorship of these 16 companies and total number of visas issued by the companies was 420. Relevant actions were taken against the companies including banning them from getting visas. Meanwhile, Department of Monitoring and Coordination arrested a 1991-born Filipino expatriate after discovering that he suffers from a contagious disease. He has been referred to the concerned authorities for necessary legal action.

Suicide attempted: An unidentified 20-year-old woman who allegedly attempted to end her life by consuming unknown medicine has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the woman was taken to the hospital by paramedics after someone informed the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior about the deteriorating health of the victim. According to security sources the woman has a bruise on the left arm. She could not be identified because she did not have any documents.

Two in joint fraud: Personnel from the Search and Investigations Department of the General Department of Passports and Travel Documents have arrested an unidentified young bedoun and a female employee of the department for committing a fraud documents, reports Al-Rai daily. This happened when the youth applied for a passport under Article 17 saying he was in need of overseas medical treatment because he was suffering from nasal pockets. However, the Overseas Medical Treatment Department rejected the application because the bedoun had a travel ban in a security case. The bedoun reportedly approached his friend, the female employee working for the passport department, and she suggested the man should get a certificate that is suffering from cancer and promised to help him as an exceptional case. The bedoun forged the medical report issued by a government hospital and the employee managed to get the approval of her boss. The forgery was discovered when the application was sent for review and the bedoun was taken into custody when he came to receive the passport. During interrogation he confessed to what transpired between him and the employee of the passport department. Both of them have been referred for interrogation.

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