A Koforidua Circuit Court sentenced a 43-year-old fetish priest to 15 years in prison for scamming people with counterfeit cash.
Richard Vormowor, alias Nana Buame, was sentenced to hard labour after being convicted on his own plea.
He was wanted by the authorities for a number of money-laundering schemes.
Chief Inspector Solomon Keelson, the prosecutor, stated in court that the Koforidua District Police Command has recently received multiple reports of money laundering fraud.
Thus, according to him, the police searched the Hyundai minibus at the Nkurakan police checkpoint on April 5, 2022, around 1:00 pm.
According to the prosecution, the convict was aboard the vehicle, which was fully searched.
During the raid, officers recovered seven bundles of twenty-dollar bills and two bundles of ten-dollar bills believed to be counterfeit currency belonging to the inmate.
Richard was detained right away and sent to the Koforidua Central Police Station.
During questioning, he revealed that the money was fake, revealing that the bundles were constructed of white papers cut into the sizes of the money notes and embossed with the currency to look like authentic notes.
He was on his way to swindle unsuspecting people in Koforidua with his phony money-doubling schemes.
He was arraigned in court and pleaded guilty to a charge of preparing to conduct a crime, namely deceiving via false pretences.
The judge ordered that the counterfeit money be burned on the court grounds.