Two sisters in a same family who had defrauded Rs. 120 million from a Sri Lankan who is living in Norway were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers in Jaffna.
Police said the two women were arrested when they tried to withdraw a large amount of money with forged documents from a bank in Jaffna.
They said the Norway-based Sri Lankan raised a complained with the CID after he found he has been swindled by the suspects.
Investigations revealed that the two women have defrauded Rs. 120 million from the victim through 23 bank accounts from time to time between January and June 2021, saying that necessary steps would be taken to legally release the gold and money reserves worth more than Rs. 1 billion in their deceased father’s name, who was a businessman.
Police recovered several forged documents with signatures, official stamps and letterheads of the Jaffna area judges, bank managers, lawyers, GS officers and other government officials holding various positions.
The CID is conducting further investigations to determine whether these two suspects are part of a vicious criminal network.
The duo have been remanded until December 1 after being produced before the Jaffna Magistrate and the Financial and Commercial Crime Investigation Division of the CID is probing to determine whether these two suspects are part of a criminal racket and there are more culprits involved in this crime. (DSB)
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