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Woman charged with theft for failing to reverse M-Pesa transaction

Woman charged with theft for failing to refund wrong M-Pesa transaction

A woman has been charged in court for failing to refund Ksh73,000 sent to her number by mistake.

Nancy Chonge Chepkwemoi was charged with theft after Vincent Maina Wambutu mistakenly wired the cash to her M-Pesa account.

Wambutu had transferred cash from his bank account to M-Pesa but entered a wrong number which belongs to Chepkwemoi.

He contacted Chepkwemoi but found out the number was switched off. He reported to the bank, and bank informed Safaricom only to be realized that Nancy had withdrawn a fraction of the amount and a reversal could not be effected.

Wambutu was forced to report the matter to Parklands Police Station where Chepkwemoi was traced and arrested.

She denied all charges before Kibera Law court and was released on Ksh50,000 cash bail.

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