Security officials along with other relevant authorities are seeking the repatriation of a female Kuwaiti con artist who allegedly swindled hundreds of thousands of dinars from her friends and relatives before fleeing the country.

The accused, who worked for the forensics department at the ministry of interior, is reported to have stolen the civil IDs of 15 of her friends and used them to cheat notary public officers at the justice ministry to get 82 debt acknowledgements in the names of her victims, which enabled her to steal a total of KD140,000 in cash and kind.

The suspect is also said to have obtained valuable items and money after forging documents and signing in the names of some of her relatives and friends. The victims realized that they had been swindled only when companies asked them to pay for the purchases they had not made.

The suspect, who is also a make-up artist, was able to change her features at will and make her appearance similar to the images of the victims in their civil ID.

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