Two men charged with obtaining Ksh.3M in fake gold scam

Two men charged with obtaining Ksh.3M in fake gold scam

Two men on Tuesday denied charges of obtaining Ksh.3 million from a businessman by falsely pretending that they were in a position to sell 10 kilograms of gold.

Mohammed Akbar Rashi (Kenyan) and Yulian Stankov Pentrov (Bulgarian) are alleged to have conned Mr. Laxmi Narian Jindal between February 27 and April 27, 2019 with others not before the court.

Mr. Pentrov was also charged with a second count of being in the country unlawfully.

He was allegedly found at Lavington Mall in Westlands, Nairobi County, on May 9, 2019 without valid documents from the country’s Immigration Department.

The Kenyan national, Mohammed Akbar, was released on a cash bail of Ksh.100,000 while the Bulgarian national was detained.