Salesman jailed for misusing a lost Emirates ID card

A salesman has been jailed for six months for misusing a lost Emirates ID card to obtain a credit card that he used to purchase 14 mobile phones.

The Egyptian salesman, A.F. and his Tunisian accomplice, M.Z., were said to have found the lost ID that belonged to a British man, then used it to get a credit card and purchased the phones in 2013.

A.F. was earlier sentenced in absentia to one year in jail.The Egyptian turned himself in and requested a retrial before the Dubai Court of First Instance that reduced his one-year imprisonment to six months.