Two women have today been charged in court with forgery and conspiracy to defraud Cooperative Bank of Kenya Limited, Kawangware Branch by posing as board of directors of a construction company.
According the police covering report, the duo identified as Scoller Katunge and Grace Nyachomba on 28th of April this year impersonated directors and forged a board resolution to activate a domicile account No. 01136496882600 belonging BridgeVille Heights Construction Company Limited.
The forged resolutions had the signatures of two board members one of whom had already passed on.
On confirming the details the customer care attendant realised that the account to be activated was an high end account prompting him to contact the branch manager.
The manager confirmed that he was aware of the account and even remembered that one Petty Mumbi had died in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic back in 2020.
A matter that led to thorough scrutiny that later revealed that the photos in the bank system were not resembling the two ‘clients’ before the customer care service desk.
“To ascertain the legitimacy of the clients a call was made to Irene Naipanoi who confirmed that she had not sent anyone to the bank to transact on her behalf and confirmed that Petty Mumbi ,her Co-Director had died sometimes back in 2020 adding that they are finalising the process of succession through the court,” Police report reads.
The two accused persons have however pleaded not guilty to the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Hellen Shitubi and have been released on cash bail of Ksh. 500,000 pending pre-trial on 25th May 2022.
By Rodgers Oduor