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New online police report system for bounced cheques

Banks will be able to file cases using new system in six months time - paper.

An online system allowing banks to file cases of bounced cheques to Dubai Police is to be introduced in the next six months, it has been reported.

Major General Khamis Mattar al Mazeina, deputy chief of Dubai Police, told the National that the system could eventually be brought in across the UAE.

The online system will cut police paperwork and speed up the collection of information, the paper reports. But, it will not replace investigation work which will continue to be carried out by police officers.

“If the system is to be directly linked to the police’s criminal records, banks would have to appoint one employee, who is to be accredited by police, to be responsible for the filing of these cases for security reasons,” al Mazeina told the paper.

According to the report the number of bounced cheque cases rose between January and May last year to about one in 18 of the 9.75 million issued.

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