More Than 70 People Arrested for Stealing Over 60 Million Birr
More Than 70 People Arrested for Stealing Over 60 Million BirrBy Staff ReporterNovember 8, 2019 (Ezega.com) -- The Addis Ababa Police have arrested more than 70 individuals on suspicion of stealing over 60 million birr using stolen and fake bank cheques as well as forged documents. “Some of the suspects were apprehended while withdrawing another 28 million birr using fake cheques. “The police have blocked the suspects’ account with a total of 16 million birr balance,” he added. Accordingly, those employees of government offices allegedly involved in the cheating and stealing of money from private institutions will be hunted down, the police said. Addis Ababa Police Commissioner Getu Aregaw in a relevant meeting said crimes related to cheating using fake cheques and ATM cards is on the rise, causing serious problem on the national economy.