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How DCI Traced A Woman Who Spent Kshs 84k Mistakenly Sent To Her Number Even After Dumping Her Line

A twitter user identified as Amos Kibaru explained via his handles; how he was able to recover Ksh 84,000 he had mistakenly sent to an individual's number on 18th October. And further apprehended the individual with the help of DCI through Safaricom. By obtaining a digital footprint of how the funds were utilized by the individual.

[Photo courtesy: Magdalene Wairimu.]

The Digital footprint reveals that within minutes of receiving the money, the individual transferred Kshs 50,000 to her second line. Then sent the mom Ksh 20,000 before buying KPLC tokens with the remaining balance. She then dumped the first line and continued life as normal on the second line. Where she further sent Ksh 43,000 to a Fundi. The individual who has been identified as Magdalene Wairimu Muiruri was traced to Gathanji In Thika and is charged with cyber crime.

According to the country's law, using funds that have been mistakenly sent to your Mpesa is stealing. The law further apprehends even those who benefitted from the loot. In this case, the mother and the fund will both be treated as accomplices to a crime. And charged with handling stolen goods.

Moreover, paying utility bills using Mpesa like buying KPLC tokens with the funds will have detectives burst you in your living room. And if found guilty before the court of law, you risk a 2 year jail term or a fine.

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Amos Kibaru DCI KPLC Ksh Magdalene Wairimu.


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