Man charged with attempted fraud

Joseph Anthony Maina in the dock at a court in Milimani yesterday.[George Njunge, Standard]
A businessman was yesterday charged at the Milimani law courts for weaving a plan to defraud an Insurance Company over Sh200 million.

Joseph Anthony Maina is said to have approached Sanlam General Insurance Company pretending that he had incurred losses after a fire destroyed is property.

He made an insurance claim of Sh204,000,000.

Mr Maina had alleged that his machinery at Afroplast Industries Limited in Thika was destroyed on diverse dates between August 28 and 27, 2018.

Maina denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku and was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 or an alternative bond of Sh500,000.

His case will be heard on August 8, 2019.

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Meanwhile at the same court, a woman has been charged with trying to defraud Barclays Bank Sh16 million.

Agnes Ndinda appeared before Ms Mutuku and denied eight courts of theft and conspiracy to defraud.

The court heard that Ms Ndinda committed the offence on diverse dates between April 10 and May 20, 2019 at an unknown place within the country.

Ndinda was also charged with stealing Sh970,000 on May 13, 2019 at 1&M Bank, Garden Branch Nairobi.

She faced several other counts of theft.

Ndinda was released on a Sh3 million bond or a cash bail of 2 million. The case will be mentioned on July 16, 2019.

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