Wanted con-man arrested

1 April 2010 07:53 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Gandhya Senanayake

A con artist wanted for cheating several people using paper advertisements promising loans and financial aide has been arrested from Pandura, the Police Fraud Bureau told Daily Mirror online.

The suspect, a resident of Anuradapura had created several fake bank accounts using different identity cards and had told the unsuspecting victims to deposit loan processing fees into the company’s lawyers bank account after their request for loans were allegedly approved by a fake company.

The cash was allegedly a part of the lawyer’s fees for the necessary approval for the company to pass the loan facility of the victims. Then the suspect would withdraw the funds using an ATM card so as not to be caught by the authorities.

According to the Fraud Bureau, the police are conducting further investigations and will request a detention order to further detain the suspect .  (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 9

  • Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:08 AM


    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:32 AM

    A budding finance minister in the making. The UPFA should rope him in urgently and groom him to contest an election and go to the parliament.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:54 AM

    In sri Lanka... Gon Man protect the Con Man !.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:04 PM


    Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:17 PM

    Well said Roshan.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:06 AM

    What about the con artist in parliment?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:14 AM

    Why don't the Police arrest the government Con-men who are cheating the whole country.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:30 AM

    Clever...!!!.....what a way he has figured out to cheat people.....!!!....this show how many of us are living below par and when the word loan comes into force they do anything without checking.......Hang the pig in public......

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:05 AM

    Ooh, Shouldn't he contest in the General Elections?

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