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DCI arrests prime suspect, security guards in ATMs and MPESA fraud

The suspect has been working with security guards in various ATM,s in Nairobi. /DCI.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 21- Detectives have arrested a prime suspect linked to banks and M-Pesa related fraud cases, in which subscribers have lost millions of shillings.

The suspect, according to Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, has been working in cahoots with two security guards manning Automated Teller Machines (ATMs, who are also in custody.

He would send withdrawal secret codes to the two security guards, who will, in turn, withdraw the cash and take their agreed portion before surrendering the rest to the suspect.

One of the security guards who has been working with the suspect to withdrawn money from banks. /DCI.

For example, detectives said in the month of September alone, the two security guards sent a whooping Sh2.2 million shillings to the suspect.

Surveillance cameras by the detectives captured the guards withdrawing thousands of shillings.

“We were able to arrest the suspects in the act,” the DCI said.

The suspects are set to be charged in court on Tuesday.

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