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Amanyire Steven after his arrest on Monday. Courtesy photo

Man Arrested for Conning Shs15m in Fake Online Job Connections

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.
posted onMarch 5, 2018
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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.

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How his fake Facebook account has been operating. Courtesy Photo

“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.

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