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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Source: GNA

CCTV footage exposes fraudster

An alleged fraudster said to have swindled clients of some commercial banks in the Kumasi metropolis of their cash in excess of GH¢50,000.00 has been grabbed by the police.

Kwaku Badu, always smartly dressed to deceive, would hang around the banking hall, present himself to clients, who showed up to deposit money as a bank official and under the guise of assisting those with bulk sums, flee with the money.

The victims would wait for long hours and after enquiries from the bank staff come to realize that they had been duped

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Aba Afari, the Kumasi Central Divisional Crime Officer, said so far nine of such people had identified the suspect.

The suspect did not operate from a single bank but went from bank to bank and these included SG-SSB, Ecobank, Unibank and the Royal Bank.

According to the Police the suspect’s activities has been going on for the last four months

She said the suspect was captured on closed circuit television (CCTV) installed by the banks and that aided the police to apprehend him.

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