Bahrain – IT expert jailed for illegally renewing smart cards

By | July 16, 2018

An Asian IT expert who was working as a sub-contractor with the eGovernment Authority will spend next three years behind bars for attempting to illegally renew four smart cards. The accused only received BD40 from a cafeteria man to renew the smart cards, according to court details.

“I discovered a loophole in the eGovernment Authority’s system, where I could renew the smart cards illegally,” the IT expert told prosecutors. His crime came to light after he forgot a copy of one of the smart cards in a photocopy machine at the eGovernment Authority office.

He was tried before the High Criminal Court which sentenced him to three years in prison. He will be deported upon the completion of his jail time. 

Source: The Daily Tribune