Suspected fraudster   arrested  in Nakuru after stealing Ksh.540,000

Suspected fraudster arrested in Nakuru after stealing Ksh.540,000

BY CORRESPONDENT,NAKURU,12TH DEC 2019-Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in Molo, Nakuru County on Thursday arrested a suspected fraudster who had allegedly stolen Ksh.540,000 from the bank account of an unsuspecting victim.

The DCI says  the suspect, Harun Kigera, together with others stole the said amount after swapping the victim’s Airtel Sim card when they were having dinner in Eldoret.

“While having dinner at a hotel in Eldoret, two men and a lady joined the victim’s table and after a moment, the lady requested the victim to send her Ksh. 2,000 in her Airtel line as she gave him the same amount in cash. The group  then left shortly” said DCI in a tweet.

However it was not until the next morning when the victim realised that Ksh.540,000 was missing from his bank account.

Of the said amount, Ksh. 400,000 had been transferred to various phone numbers while Ksh.140,000 to the suspect’s bank account.

According to DCI, the suspects  had mastered the victim’s PIN as he made the transaction before swapping his line.

Following the incident ,the DCI has urged Members of the public  to be careful and avoid being duped when doing online transactions for cash.

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