A fraud suspect, believed to have been operating a motor vehicle scam syndicate, was today arrested by undercover detectives based in Kiambu County.
According to DCI, the serial fraudster Eunice Lewa Kimondiu, alias Agnes Mutheu, has been involved in fraudulent sales of hired motor vehicles and was arrested.
The suspect, a resident of Kahawa Sukari was arrested in Gatundu, where she was to sell a Toyota Wish to an unsuspicious client previously hired from Kitale.
Unbeknownst to her, the interested buyer happened to have escorted a female friend to Kiambu DCI offices on July 15, 2021, to report a case of fraud where she (Kimondiu) sold to her a hired Toyota Axio while using forged documents.
Soon after the car had been towed from the said car wash, the victim reported the incident to the nearest police station and confirmed to the authorities she had paid the agreed amount of Ksh630, 000.
Her report to the relevant authorities led to the car hire agency reporting to the police of a stolen hired car, which directed detectives tracking the car wash in Ruaka and confirmed that it was on hire from Nakuru.
The unfolding led to Kiambu County DCI head dispatching undercover detectives to accompany the buyer as they padlocked any loopholes for Kimondiu to sidestep.
Given the suspect's norm, the 33-year-old Kimondiu appeared armed with forged documents of the Toyota Wish, only to find that her 40th day had come earlier than she anticipated.
As the suspect cools her heels in Kiambu police cells pending arraignment, detectives in Kiambu County have launched a manhunt for other members in her syndicate as the detectives try to unveil the consortium.