Three men busted in Accra over fake dollar deal

Three men busted in Accra over fake dollar deal

Three men busted in Accra over fake dollar deal

Photo credit: Graphiconline/ The three men handcuffed

A businesswoman who fell victim to the ploy of three men who went to her shop and bought items with some US dollar currencies believed to be fake have reported the incident to the police in Accra.

The woman’s shop attendant was duped by three men, whose names were given as,  Jerry Ankomah Junior, 36, Steven Forson, alias Joe Broni, 25, and Leslie Adotey Allotey, alias Hanson, 30.

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The three men who allegedly went on a shopping spree with fake dollar notes have been busted at Odorkor.

They were said to have gone on a shopping spree using fake currencies to buy from unsuspecting shops at Odorkor, Sowutuom and Amasaman, all in the Greater Accra Region.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Francis Aboagye Nyarko of the Odorkor Divisional Police Command, who briefed the Daily Graphic on Tuesday, said the businesswoman who had fallen victim to the operations of the suspects reported the incident to the police on January 21, 2016.

The suspects on the day in question, bought a quantity of children's wear from her boutique at the value of GH¢1,400 and paid her unsuspecting shop attendant with the fake dollar notes of $400. They went ahead to demand GH¢200 as change from her, which she obliged.

According to the woman, she only detected that the money was fake when she went to a forex bureau to exchange the money for the local cedi currency.

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The police quickly plunged into investigation and unraveled the unpleasant news that other shop owners had fallen victims to the scheme.

The investigations also revealed that one of the suspects had earlier been arrested by the Sowutuom Police but was granted bail.

A search in the house of the suspects, led to the discovery of substances suspected to be Indian hemp, a box of water filter tubes and some fake currencies.

Meanwhile, the police have appealed to the public to contact the Odorkor Police or the nearest police station with any form of information which could facilitate their investigations into the matter.

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