By Kampala Post Reporter
Police in Kampala have arrested a 24-year-old man for conning Shs15m through promising of fake online job connections according to Kampala Metropolitan Police.
“Our Central Police Station team today arrested a man identified as Amanyire Steven aged 24, a resident of Kasubi following a spate of incidents involving fraud through use of fake Facebook accounts,” says a statement from Police on Monday.
Police say that Amanyire created a fake Facebook account in the names of Mugalanda Cathy Irene (Don), joined different nursing groups and advertised a number of Health Services Commission (HSC) jobs claiming to provide connections.
“His unsuspecting victims would be then tasked to send money on a mobile money number 0788104333 conning an amount of money up to a tune of 15 million Uganda Shillings,” Police reveals.
He is currently detained at Central Police Station, Kampala under charges of impersonation, electronic fraud and obtaining money by false pretense.