3 arrested over ATM card fraud

Kampala Metropolitan Police Anti Fraud team has arrested three suspects for alleged ATM card fraud.

The detectives were conducting an operation in the area following a spike in the number of incidences reported to the police about ATM card swapping.

A case was reported involving a victim whose
bank card was stolen by a stranger that had interrupted her while doing transactions from an ATM machine at Centenary Bank Kyaliwajala Branch.

On viewing the CCTV camera footage on the 24th February 2018 , the officers were able to identify a one Etunu Denis 38 years a habitual fraudster.

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

By punching hard, the suspect noticed the code, memorised it,went to another ATM machine outlet withdrew two million Uganda shillings.

Investigators revealed that a warrant of arrest for Etunu had been 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.

Again following another sting operation Police at Central Police Station Kampala have arrested Tonny Muyingo for defrauding a one Goeffrey Mubiru of his 18million Uganda shillings.

Muyingo isn’t new to this case, and he’s now a harbitual fraudster, whom Police has every reason to believe deals with workers of the different banks and some other people.

The apprehension of Tonny Muyingo comes after many previous arrests; 9 times in two years by CPS, twice by Wandegeya police, twice by Old Kampala police, and 6 times by Katwe police.

Muyingo a known preyer on clients in banks entices people with money that turns out to be counterfeit, has had years of run-ins with the police, and abuses police bond and court bail whenever he is given.

Muyingo now seems to have expanded his networks and new younger boys are part of his racket the likes of Mukiibi Hassan.

Upon every arrest, Muyingo seems to have a colleagues that do try to negotiate his bond release immediately.

His wide network has frustrated police trying to arrest him in action every time .

Banks where he has always been suspected to have defrauded victims tend to shield him from arrest which makes it hard for police to proceed with prosecution of the suspect.

He will be charged with theft contrary to section 254 and 261 of penal code act and arraigned before the Buganda Road Court.

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