She bought goods totaling Dh 3,378, which she tried to pay for in counterfeit US dollars.

An African visitor is currently on trial after using counterfeit currency to buy perfumes and electronics in Dubai.

Case documents from the Dubai prosecutor said the 40-year-old African woman entered the country as a tourist and lived in the Emirate of Sharjah.


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The incident occurred on October 8, 2020, when the woman, along with another fugitive compatriot, entered the store around 9:30 a.m. and searched several products before leaving the store.

The witness in the case, who is an employee of the store, stated that both defendants returned after a few hours and asked him if they could buy products with US dollars. The employee confirmed that this was possible.

The defendant then bought two cell phones, two watches and three perfume bottles totaling Dh 3,378, for which he paid the store in counterfeit currencies of $ 1,000.

When the seller went to an exchange office, the agent there told him that the money he was trying to change was fake.

The man reported the matter to the police and sent them an invoice for the products the woman had bought. After an investigation, the police arrested the woman and referred her to the prosecutor.

The case was brought to the criminal court for trial. The woman is accused of possessing counterfeit currency and knowingly using it to illegally purchase products.