CIC insurance employee charged with stealing through fraudulent claims

Michael Kamau Mwangi and Jacquelyne Mumbua Wambua in court where they denied insurance fraud related charges. Photo/credit

A CIC general Insurance limited employee and another have been charged  with fraud and stealing from the insurer..

Michael Kamau Mwangi and Jacquelyne Mumbua Wambua are accused of conspiring with intent to defraud CIC Sh 9,192,027 by facilitating fraudulent processing of KPLC public liability claim in favor of Jacquelyne Mumbua Wambua purporting that she had made genuine and valid claims with CIC arising from fire damage to her property, a fact they knew to be false.

The two are alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 25th January 2016 and 9th September2021 at an unknown place in Kenya, jointly with others not before court.

Wambua is also charged with stealing the said money which had been fraudulently paid into her account at Co-operative bank, Aga Khan walk branch upon processing of fictitious KPLC public liability claim in her favor.

Mwangi, a claim analyst,  is charged with seven counts of fraudulent false accounting of different amounts in the name of Mumbua.

He is also charged with 11 counts of of forgery of the General Adjusters Kenya Limited Final Quantum Report purporting them to be genuine and valid in respect to different claims of fire damage in her premises in Buruburi, Tassia, Thika, Parklands, Machakos  among others.

Lastly, Mwangi is charged with several counts of uttering false documents to wit CIC General Insurance Limited Discharge Voucher for the different settlement claims to Wambua.

The two denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Susan Shitubi.

They were granted a bond off Sh 2 million each and one surety of a similar amount.

Alternatively, they were granted a cash bail of Sh 1.5 million each with one contact person.