ATM fraudster arrested as related crimes rise

Wednesday June 13 2018

 

Police have arrested another person for alleged Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card fraud.

He was arrested in an operation following a spike in the number of incidences reported to police about ATM card swapping.

One of the cases involved a victim whose bank card was stolen by a stranger who interrupted her while transacting on a Centenary Bank ATM at Kyaliwajala.

On viewing the CCTV camera footage on February 24, 2018, the officers identified a one Denis Etunu, 38, who is habitual fraudster, according to police.

The victim fell prey to the suspect who claimed that the ATM was “faulty” and was told to press hard while punching her secret code.

By punching hard, the suspect noticed the code, memorised it, went to another ATM outlet and withdrew Shs2 million.
Investigators say a warrant of arrest for Etunu was issued following a skipped bail on criminal offence No. 808 of 2017 on 35 counts of theft.

The suspect is currently detained at Kira Division Police Station vide CRB: 379/2018 and is yet to be arraigned before Buganda Road Court.

Last week, police arrested Tonny Muyingo for allegedly defrauding a one Geoffrey Mubiru of Shs18 million inside a banking hall.

Muyingo, according to Mr Luke Oweyesigire, could be conniving with some bankers in Kampala.

He said banks where he is suspected to have defrauded victims tend to shield him from arrest and
prosecution.
He said Muyingo will be charged with theft.


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