The Machavaram police on Thursday arrested a couple -- G. Anand Kumar and his wife Nirmala -- for allegedly deceiving people on the pretext of providing jobs in the municipal corporation.

The accused allegedly collected about Rs.20 lakh from the residents and unemployed youth promising them to provide houses Rajiv Swagruha Scheme and jobs.

Based on a complaint, the police arrested the accused and produced them in court. The accused were earlier arrested on similar charges.