A woman filed a police complaint against her business partner for allegedly cheating her to the tune of Rs.20 lakh by forging her signature on cheques.

Police sources said Seethalakshmi (45) of Madurai Road in Weavers Colony here was running a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) godown and a company in partnership with her relative V. Srinivasan of Kovilpatti. She had reportedly given him signed and unsigned cheques and allowed him to run the business. Later, differences of opinion cropped up between them.

Srinivasan allegedly misappropriated Rs.20.64 lakh by using her signed and unsigned cheques. Seethalakshmi filed a complaint with the Aruppukottai Town police.

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