The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 48 year-old businessman of Kafue for money laundering activities involving over K100 thousand.
Daniel Kalinda, 48, of Flat No. M62/11, Kafue Estates has been arrested for forgery, uttering of false documents, obtaining money by false pretenses and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offense are that Daniel Kalinda on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2013 and 17th April, 2014 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did make a false National Registration Card for a customer of a named bank in Zambia.
He is said to have then made an application for an ATM card on the particular account whose owner was out of the country for some time.
It was with this ATM card he was issued, Mr. Kalinda is said to have managed to steal K142, 330 from the account using various ATM machines in Lusaka and Chipata districts on intervals but within a space of two months.
The suspect will appear in court soon.
And the Commission has advised members of the public to be checking their accounts from time to time so as not to fall prey to scrupulous people who may take advantage of dormant accounts.
This is contained in statement released to Qfm news by DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo.