Four arrested trying to steal from Barclays, Sidian bank


Four arrested trying to steal from Barclays, Sidian bank
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In Summary

  • According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects had fraudulently opened an account with Barclays bank where they would deposit money from stolen and diverted cheques.
  • The four were arrested while conducting a cash withdrawal of Ksh.600,000 from the account, which had been opened in a customer's name.

Four suspects were arrested and charged on Monday in Nairobi for allegedly attempting to steal Ksh.800,000 from Sidian and Barclays Banks.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects had fraudulently opened an account with Barclays bank where they would deposit money from stolen and diverted cheques.

“Four suspects were yesterday charged before the Milimani court for attempting to steal Ksh.884,876 from Sidian Bank and the Barclays Bank Limited through fraudulent means,” said the DCI.

The four were arrested while conducting a cash withdrawal of Ksh.600,000 from the account, which had been opened in a customer’s name.

The suspects were identified as Mr. Haroon Sindiki Abdullatif, Mr. Rajnani Irofan Kamruddin, Mr. Abdullahi Haji and Mr.Tampul Tobiko.

Still on Monday, three Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) employees were charged with conspiracy to steal Ksh.6 million and stealing Ksh.1 million from customer accounts.

Appearing at the Mombasa Law Courts, the three; Edmund Mutua, Benson Mwai and Evans Kiplagat denied the charge and were released on a bond of Ksh.200,000 or Ksh.100,000 cash bail each.

 The hearing of the case was set on September 4, 2018.

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