OCPD concerned about fake currency
07 November 2013, 13:09
Nakuru - Following the arrest of six suspects who were in possession of fake currency worth KES 2 million in Nakuru early this week, Nakuru OCPD, Bernard Kioko, has raised concerns over rising cases of fake currency in circulation.
The six were accosted as they tried to purchase three Toyota Probox cars at an Imperial car showroom using fake money.
Addressing the media in his office on Wednesday, OCPD Kioko warned business operators especially those handling mobile money transfer businesses within the town.
He said the Monday case was not the first one, adding that the ongoing crackdown has seen several people nabbed for the last few months within Nakuru town.
“The people prone to such fraud attacks are the mobile money transfer business persons as well as the supermarket attendants, who realize they have fake currencies later after sales have been made,” said Kioko.
He also said the fake money cartels often use fake national Identification Cards, making it hard for the police to trace them.
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