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Hearing set in biggest money fraud case

KUWAIT CITY, May 3: The Criminal Court has set June 6, 2018, to look into the case of the biggest currency fraud (US dollars and Kuwaiti dinars), reports Al-Rai daily.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has charged five persons in the case, including 4 men and a woman for circulating millions of counterfeit dollars and dinars (dollar in the 100 bill denomination and KD 20 notes).

Case papers indicate the first suspect, a senior customs officer was arrested after a trap was set for him following intensive investigations. He was caught selling fake money to a police agent.

Following the arrest of the first suspect, two others were taken into custody and a search of the house of the first suspect ended in the seizure of large sums of fake bank notes and two high resolution printers. During interrogation he admitted to the charge and gave police the name of the fourth suspect and the lone woman. However, the woman is said to have destroyed evidence using a paper shredder

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