Three arrested for swindling money

Three suspects were arrested for swindling Rs. 167, 500 from a man who was told that he had won a Rs.1.5 million cash reward from a private telecommunications service provider, police said.

It was revealed that two prisoners who were serving a jail term for numerous crimes in the Mahawa prison had committed the fraud using a mobile phone and the three suspects who were arrested are reported to have withdrawn the money from bank accounts and transferring them to other accounts.

 The suspects were produced in the Pelmadulla Magistrate courts and remanded till August 18.

Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

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