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City woman in court for using slick con game to steal from unsuspecting car buyer

A woman who allegedly cheated a businessman to buy a car that she had defaulted paying for after acquiring it on hire purchase has been charged with cheating contrary to Section 315 of the penal code.

Margaret Wanjiru is accused of using fraudulent tricks to induce Leonard Simam into paying Sh179, 289 to her by pretending she could sell him a motor vehicle in Langata on January 14, 2022.

Wanjiru is alleged to have gone to Simam’s office claiming she had a car to sell and reportedly cheated him into giving her Sh100,000.

She left the car with Simam after the cash was deposited to her account.

Simam later found a buyer for the car and informed Wanjiru to avail the logbook.

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Simam’s colleague went out with the car only to meet auctioneers who had been tasked with tracing it over an outstanding balance.

Contacted, Ms Wanjiru implored Simam to pay the outstanding balance of Sh79,289 which he paid.

Simam was to later discover that the outstanding balance was more than he had paid for and reported the matter to the police.

Ms Wanjiru denied the charges before Kibera Chief Magistrate Ann Mwangi.

She told the court that she had already paid Sh100, 000 and showed an Mpesa transaction to the court.
Ms Wanjiru pleaded for more time for the complainant to come to court and confirm the payment.

She was released on a c ash bail of Sh10, 000. The case will be mentioned on September 8.

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