Officer and lawyer detained on fraud, charges of bad cheques

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KUWAIT CITY, April 24: The Public Prosecution ordered the detention of a Ministry of Interior officer and a lawyer for 10 days pending investigation on charges of fraud and issuing bad checks. The charges stem from a case brought by a citizen who accused the officer of purchasing two luxury vehicles and presenting checks that later turned out to be worthless, reports Al-Jarida daily. A security source revealed to Al-Jarida that the investigation team from the General Department of Criminal Investigation arrested the officer and his lawyer partner after a citizen filed a complaint alleging that he was scammed by the accused.

The complainant, who owns a luxury car showroom, reported that the officer bought a high-end car from him for 52,000 dinars, offering a signed check as payment. Later, the officer purchased another vehicle worth 23,000 dinars, again with a signed check. When the complainant attempted to cash the checks, he was informed by the bank that they were invalid, and the signatures did not belong to the account holder. Following a thorough investigation, the detectives arrested the officer, who claimed he had no knowledge of the checks and blamed his lawyer for issuing them without his consent. The officer mentioned that the lawyer told him the vehicles were gifts.

Further inquiry led to the arrest of the lawyer, who confessed that the signatures on the checks were from an expatriate employee working in his company. The Public Prosecution has registered a case against the officer and the lawyer on charges of “issuing bad checks, fraud, and misappropriation of others’ funds.” Both the officer and the lawyer were ordered to be detained pending further investigation. Meanwhile, detectives are continuing their search for the expatriate employee who remains at large.

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