Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department have arrested 21 year old Kuwaiti for swindling people.
According to security sources, the youth convinced people that he will invest their money on their behalf and promised high monthly returns.
The arrest came after one of the victims, a Kuwaiti woman, filed a complaint saying she gave the young man KD100,000 before he promised to give her KD1,000 profit every month but did not show his face after taking the money.
Intensive police investigations showed the youth is a criminal and had been sentenced in absentia to three years in jail. Police records also showed he had cheated 80 other Kuwaitis to the tune of KD4 million.
Police then set a trap for the suspect and caught him and a compatriot woman who was sheltering him. At the time of arrest he was in possession of narcotics and KD296 cash.
Source: Arab Times