Dubai police hunt for man in rent scam
Dubai, September 17, 2012
Dubai police are on the look out for a Saudi national who is at the centre of a major real estate rent scam in the city, a report said.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials are seeking Interpol help to track down the man who is alleged to have defrauded nearly 100 people of about Dh5.8 million ($1.57 million), the Gulf News report said.
The owner of Shamyana Entertainment Services is accused of illegally subletting apartments, mainly in the Greens. He also rented single properties to multiple unsuspecting parties, the report said.
Police confirmed that the suspect fled the country on August 30 to Lebanon and that they are in the process of issuing an Interpol notice, it added.
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