- Arrived in Saudi with fake identity card
- Impersonated for 19 years
- Expatriate woman finally arrested
Riyadh: An expatriate woman has been arrested for impersonating a Saudi citizen using her dead sister’s Saudi identification card. Police have discovered the fraud of a young woman after 19 years. That too, based on information provided by a relative.
Here is what happened: The sister of the now-arrested woman was married to a Saudi citizen. A few years later, the expatriate woman also received Saudi citizenship as the wife of a native. But a few years later she died of an illness. It was after this that the Saudi young man married the sister of his deceased wife and took her to Saudi.
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He brought his new wife into the country using the travel documents of his first wife. He then used the identity card of his sister who was a Saudi citizen and lived to enjoy all the benefits of a Saudi citizen. The young woman had the full support of her husband in this matter.
Only very close relatives of the girl knew that they were staying in Saudi using a fake identity card. Thus, the young woman spent 19 years in Saudi Arabia in the identity of her sister. But a relative who knew about the impersonation told Saudi security officials about it. A subsequent investigation uncovered a 19-year-old scam.
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When called in for questioning, the woman refused to plead guilty. The police were conducting further investigations after finding a discrepancy between the age at which the woman told the police and the age on record. Following this, the story of the fraud which has been going on for 19 years came out.
Although initially detained, the woman burst into tears and confessed to the crime as the police produced more evidence. He was later charged with impersonation and presenting forged documents.
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