Saudi woman jailed for conning Yemeni expat out of SR300,000

Published:  11 Jul at 10 AM
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A Saudi Arabian court has jailed a woman has ordered her to pay back the SR300,000 ($US80,000) she took from a Yemeni expat after saying that she would obtain Saudi nationality for him.

The victim’s lawyer, Khalid Al-Yafie, said that the Saudi woman had ruined his client’s reputation in a separate incident which involved her posting a video on social media in which a group of divorcees claimed he was an exploiter.

Al-Yafie explained that his client had dropped the charges against the divorces who appeared in the video because he felt they too were victims of the Saudi woman’s scam, claiming that she had paid them to come up with the story.

The lawyer went on to accuse the woman of attempting to blackmail the man in the video after he had refused to drop the case relating to the money that was swindled from him. He pointed out that the video left his client feeling humiliated because the divorcees mentioned his name, noting that he had to spend 48 hours in prison until he was proven innocent.

He added that the woman may have been able to appeal the ruling if she had turned up in court after being summoned.
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