Man to front court over alleged deception

February 19, 2024 10:46 am

A 36-year-old man has been charged for allegedly obtaining more than $1,600 from a major retailer of home durable goods.

It is alleged that on 18th August last year, the accused who is from Legalega , Nadi, dishonestly obtained cash amounting to $1,650 from the retailer’s Labasa branch through the M-PAiSA platform.

Police investigation revealed that the accused called up a staff of the company, pretending to be the Manager of the mobile service provider who needed to update the M-PAiSA QR machine.

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It is alleged that he instructed the staff to follow the instructions on his command which the staff did, resulting in the transfer of the said amount to his M-PAiSA number.

The Fiji Police M-PAiSA Task Force charged the accused with one count of obtaining financial advantage by deception and will be produced at the Suva Magistrates Court today.