The security authorities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in two separate cases, arrested a number of people who had engaged in robbery and fraud.
And the Public Security announced, through its account on the social networking site “Twitter”, that the Makkah Al-Mukarramah police had arrested five people, a citizen, 3 residents of Turkish nationality, and a resident of Palestinian nationality, in a case of impersonation and fraud.
In the merits of the case, the Public Security quoted the Makkah Al-Mukarramah police as saying that, through the security follow-up to combat crimes of assault on funds and track the perpetrators, the security men were able to arrest the five accused, and it was found that their ages are between the third and fifth decade, as they impersonated men Security, entering the workers’ residence and looting their personal belongings and sums of money at the threat of a white weapon.
He confirmed that they were arrested, and initial legal measures were taken against them, and they were referred to the Public Prosecution Branch.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Interior revealed, through its “Snap of the Interior” account on “Snapchat”, the arrest of a man and a woman, of Yemeni nationality, in their fifties, in the Qassim region, after they were spotted in a fraud case.
The Ministry of Interior quoted the media spokesman for the Qassim region police, Lt. Col. Badr Al-Suhaibani, as saying that the security authorities in Al-Baday` Governorate managed to arrest a resident of the fifth decade of life, of Yemeni nationality, after a video clip appeared on social media showing that they had taken a fraudulent method. To win the sympathy of pedestrians on a road in the governorate, claiming that their vehicle ran out of fuel and that they needed money to supply it. They repeated their actions with a number of people, and initial legal measures were taken against them, and they were referred to the competent authority.
A video clip was monitored by a citizen, in which he reported that the concerned residents used a fraudulent method, to lure people, claiming that their vehicle had run out of fuel, in order to obtain money illegally.
And the Public Prosecution had previously published, last April, the penalties for the crimes of financial fraud and breach of trust, and said that whoever seized the money of others without the right to commit one or more acts involving the use of any of the methods of fraud, including lying, deception or delusion, is It is punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a fine of up to 5 million riyals ($1,350,000).
It added that anyone who unlawfully seized money that was handed over to him by virtue of his work or by way of trust, partnership, deposit, loan, lease, mortgage or agency, or disposed of it in bad faith, or intentionally caused harm to it, other than public money, he shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of time. Up to 5 years and a fine of up to 3 million riyals.
The prosecution added that the articles of the system allow for the confiscation of tools and machines used in committing any of the crimes of the system, as well as publishing a summary of the judgment at the expense of the convict after the judgment has acquired the final status.