26-year-old man arrested for stealing over Ksh.400K from Equity Bank accounts


26-year-old man arrested for stealing over Ksh.400K from Equity Bank accounts

Police have arrested a man accused of stealing over Ksh.400,000 from various Equity bank accounts.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect identified as Peter Cheruiyot was arrested at his home in Mulot, Bomet County.

Several phones and identification cards were recovered from the suspect’s house.

“The 26-year-old suspect has been placed in custody and is being interviewed,” said the DCI.

Police stations which may have received such fraud cases last week have been signaled to liaise with the DCI in Bomet for correspondence.

This comes just a day after police arrested three suspects accused of siphoning over Ksh.970,000 from a 67-year-old woman’s bank account.

The three; Anthony Babu Kaira, Kelvin Maina and Joseph Kariuki, were arrested in an intelligence operation by DCI detectives in Thika West.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects wired the money out of Faith Wanjiku’s account, through the mobile banking application, in about four transactions.

“The amount was transacted in four series using the Eazzy App in the sequence; Antony Kaira (Ksh.300,030), Kelvin Maina (Ksh. 300,030), Vivian Jelagat (Ksh300,030) and Ksh. 70K to various Equitel phone numbers,” said the DCI.

 

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