One arrested on charges of cheating

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: The city police on Saturday arrested one person on charges of cheating people after promising jobs in defence service and for forging documents.

Prasad, also known as Swamis, 39, of Udaya Nagar, Chottanikkara was arrested by the police party led by G. Venu, Circle Inspector, Ernakulam Town Central, and Gopalakrishnan, Sub-Inspector.

According to the police, the accused convinced Radhakrishnan of Vaikom using forged letter pads and fake appointment letter and promised a job for his daughter at the Naval Base here as junior accountant. The accused also collected Rs.7,50,000 from him.

The police said he repeated the same tactics to many other people and cheated them. He also pledged vehicles that were rented and cheated the owner of the house he was staying in to the tune of Rs.3 lakh.

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