Anamuah Mensah, a 35-year old unemployed man, who lives at Siwdo, a suburb of Cape Coast, was on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Cape Coast Circuit Court for fraud and impersonation.
He pleaded guilty to the offence.
Inspector Christiana Sampong, the prosecutor had earlier told the court presided over by Mrs. Florence Kai Otu that about eight months ago, the convict under the pretext of acquiring electricity meters for Ms. Marvel Hinson and Mr. Stephen Quainoo, both residents of Assin Nsuta, collected a total sum of GH¢2,060.00 from them claiming to be a senior officer at the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at Assin Fosu.
Inspector Sampong said the supposed meter priced at GHC2,000.00 each, was to be paid on installment. Ms. Hinson and Mr. Quainoo managed to pay GHC1,900.00 and GH160.00 respectively.
She said after Mensah had collected the money, he went into hiding until he was seen by Ms. Hinson last December, boarding a vehicle from Kotokuraba to Abura but she raised the alarm and people around arrested him and handed him over to the Police.
Upon interrogation, he admitted having collected the money for the supply of the meters.