A man has been charged with impersonating his deceased father while trying to access his bank account which is believed to be holding millions of money.
Francis Waweru alias James waweru Ndegwa who is a mitumba businessman was accused that on March 23, 2021 at National Bank, Harambee avenue branch, with intent to defraud the bank, he presented himself as James Waweru Ndegwa.
He denied the charges before chief magistrate Martha Mutuku and pleaded for lenient bond terms.
According to the police report, the accused went to the bank on March 23, 2021 and handed over to the bank staff digital form for application for mobile banking using his late father’s bank account ,he was arrested and interviewed by the bank.
Further investigations showed that the holder of the bank account is dead but when asked he said the deceased was his father.
Allegedly, Waweru received a call from his friend who informed him that he has a person at National bank who can held him access his father’s funds which are held by the bank.
His friend picked him from Roysambu and took him to the National bank headquarters, he filled the form and gave the documents to customer care.
The tellers at the bank became suspicious of his application and alerted the security personnel who arrested him.
He claimed to have shown the bank his late father’s death certificate and his late mother death certificate.
According to court documents his father died in 2018 and his mother died earlier.
Waweru was released on a cash bail of Sh50, 000. The case will be mentioned on April 7.