Kenya Police Seize ‘$20m Of Fake Cash’ From Barclays Bank

Police in Kenya say they have arrested six people after seizing fake currency worth more than $20m from a branch of Barclays Bank in the capital, Nairobi.1 min


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"The fake notes in 100 dollar denominations were recovered from the bank’s safe room," the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti said.

Among the six arrested on Tuesday were the alleged owner of the box, a "fake investor" and two bank officials, the DCI added.

The six suspects are:-

  1. Dr. Erick Adede-Owner of the Box
  2. Mr. Ahmed Shah- Fake Investor
  3. Ms. Elizabeth Muthoni
  4. Ms. Irene Wairimu Kimani 
  5. Mr. Boaz Ochich - Bank official
  6. Mr. Charles Manzi-Bank official

Also held for statement recording is a witness who would have been conned.

DCI Kenya / Twitter

Barclays Kenya confirmed on Tuesday that the police arrested a customer who had kept counterfeit dollar notes in a safety deposit box at the branch.

The bank, a subsidiary of the South African Absa Group, said the money was not part of its deposit, and the contents of the safe deposit box were only known to the owner, adding that it was working with the police in the investigation.


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