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3/10/2022 11:00:49 AM

As a landlord or Property Manager, you are happy when your tenants send you that rent payment confirmation message, what if its fake?

 

A 31-year-old man has been charged with forging M-pesa messages to cheat his landlord that he has paid rent for 37 months.

Emanuel, who was arraigned at Milimani law courts, was charged with the intent to defraud his landlord with edited false Mpesa transactions on diverse dates between the month of November 1, 2018 and November 8, 2021 at Kristy Homes in Langata, Nairobi.

Emmanuel is facing a total of five counts of fraudulent misuse of electronic data contrary to the law and computer forgery.

According to a Police report seen by K24 Digital, the complainant wrote a letter to the DCIO Nairobi area requesting police investigations and action on the alleged fraud.

“In the letter, she complained of one Emanuel Ian Osome who has been her tenant at Kristy Homes in Langata and has been paying house rent for 37 months” the report read in part.

She claimed that the accused had been sending false Mpesa transactions text messages to the caretaker who in turn issued him with rent payment receipts believing that the said Mpesa transactions were genuine.

The investigating officer began his investigations and established that there was no money paid to the said Absa Bank that corresponded to the said Mpesa transactions by the accused to the landlord account.

The officer also obtained a report from the Communication Authority of Kenya confirming that the accused had sent the said monthly false Mpesa texts to the caretaker. – To be continued -

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Credit to Sheila Mutua

K24 Digital

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