Uganda: Police Ask Interpol to Arrest Canadian Over Fraud


Kampala — Police are seeking a warrant of arrest from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) for a Canadian national who allegedly stole $100,000 (Shs370m) from a Ugandan businessman.

The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire, said Ms Michelle Morin Monique, alias Michelle Conrey, is alleged to have withdrawn the money from a bank account he jointly owned with Mr Peter Katende before she disappeared.

“We have failed to arrest or find her in Uganda. Our next step is to issue a warrant of arrest through Interpol,” Mr Owoyesigyire said yesterday.

Police want the suspect to be extradited to Uganda to face trial. Ms Michelle was connected to the complainant by an American with a juicy supply deal to an airline.

According to police investigations, the suspect suggested to Mr Katende to purchase utensils from the US and they agreed, but as soon as she got the money, she disappeared.

The initial police investigations indicate that Ms Michelle transferred the said money for more than a period of five months.

Police forensic analysis indicates that the suspect transferred the funds to her accounts before she relocated to the US.

Ms Michelle now works with Abbott pharmaceuticals in the US. She is listed on the company website as the director marketing and business development.

The firm in February this year partnered with the ministry of health to deliver Rapid Diagnostic test for Hepatitis B.

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Publish date : 2019-09-30 14:35:27

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