A young Arab woman has been sentenced by the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court to one year in jail for stealing a wallet and using the credit card she found inside it. The woman will be deported after she has served her jail term.
The court records show that the defendant was visiting a clinic when she discovered a wallet left behind by another woman at the reception desk.
The accused stealthily took away the wallet and escaped to the pharmacy under the same building.
She used the credit card found in the wallet to buy some cosmetics. The victim received an SMS regarding it and alerted the bodies concerned about her stolen wallet and credit card.
The RAK Police launched an investigation and tracked down the suspect using the CCTV cameras at the said clinic and pharmacy.
The accused was arrested and referred to the RAK Public Prosecution, which charged her with theft.
The RAK Criminal Court convicted the woman and sentenced her to one year in prison, followed by deportation.
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