KUWAIT CITY, Nov 28: The Court of Appeals upheld the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance which acquitted a Kuwaiti citizen who was charged with forgery of documents for transferring ownership of a vehicle.
According to the case file, the plaintiff accused the defendant of forgery, stating that he, along with an unidentified individual faked her signature in order to transfer the ownership of her car to the defendant.
The latter and the unidentified accomplice provided fake documents to the concerned employee with the accomplice pretending to the owner of the vehicle and signing the form, taking advantage of the good intention of the employee who approved the sale of the car.
The defendant counsel Lawyer Ina’am Haidar stressed that it was the plaintiff who signed the form in front of the relevant employee at the General Traffic Department, as the latter had confirmed this information and affirmed that the plaintiff was present at the office and had signed the ownership transfer form.
She said the report of the Criminal Evidences Department affirmed that the plaintiff’s signature does not match the one on the form. However, the signature of the plaintiff was proved to be different at various occasions, as her signature on the power of attorney is different from her signature on cash deposit receipts. Lawyer Haidar concluded by stating that the plaintiff does not have fixed signature so that it can be compared with the one on the form.
By Jaber Al-Hamoud Al-Seyassah Staff