Police in Nyanza are on high alert to counter a wave of baffling white collar crime where fraudsters target secondary schools through fake banking slips in terms of fees payment.
In an exclusive interview with Weekly Citizen, regional police commander Vincent Makokha acknowledged the emergence of sophisticated fraud that has seen unsuspecting parents end up with fake banking slips after losing money meant for school fees to the conmen on the loose.
The police boss cautioned parents to be extra vigilant not to fall in the trap of conmen banking on their desperation to settle school fees and at the same time urged them to be thorough while during such transactions through bank agents.
Makokha did not rule out inside job between the bank agents and crooks who have proved to be a nightmare in a new crime that has robbed innocent parents millions of shillings across the nation.
The principal of Nyabondo High School in Kisumu county Gabriel Jura is among those from the region who have come face to face with the new crime that has spread like bushfire in Western Kenya with Mumias emerging as a major casualty.
School principals should make it a policy to only accept slips from the banks as opposed to those from agents which are easy targets for the criminals