Woman charged for allegedly conning widow two million

Jane Wanjiru Karuri before Milimani Law Courts where she denied fraud charges. Photo/Suek

A woman has been charged with obtaining money by false pretenses from a widow.

Jane Wanjiru Karuri is accused of obtaining Sh 1.7 million from Lucy Chege by falsely preyending that she was in a position to invest for her in an online trading business where she would earn a 20 percent monthly income of that amount, a fact she knew to be false.

Karuri is alleged to have committed the offense between 10th January and 11th March 2020 in Nairobi with intent to defraud.

The accused is also charged eith obtaining Sh 300,000 from Chege on 16th January 2020 in Nairobi, by falsely pretending she was in a position to build for her a plot in Ruiru as LATTAK organization, a fact she knew to be false.

She denied the charges begore Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi and was granted a cash bail of Sh 300,000 and one contact person.

The case will be mentioned on 25th January for pre-trial.