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3 MPESA fraud suspects arrested in Juja, Njoro

Detectives yesterday arrested 3 suspects over a fraud syndicate where M-PESA operators across the country have been defrauded of their cash.
One of the suspects, Jacktone Odhiambo Opondo, was nabbed in a house at Belbur Nobility Flats in Egerton, Njoro - Nakuru County, where over 3,000 Safaricom lines, both registered and unregistered recovered.
His arrest led the detectives to two of his accomplices, Millicent Wanjiru Maina and John Karuku Kabue, who were later arrested at Muigai Inn in Juja, Kiambu County.
It has been established that the gang has been getting ID numbers from a loans App known as Scoppe, and thereafter using the same to illegally register the acquired sim cards.
To execute their fraud, the suspects approach MPESA Agents as dealers in pretext of selling sim cards and other products at discounted prices and in the process switch the agents' MPESA phones before flushing their float.

The three are in custody for processing and other legal procedures.

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