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30 yr old arrested for defrauding money using social media

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A 30-year-old man has been arrested by the Illegal Assets Investigation Division in connection with a financial fraud of over 11 million rupees.

The Police said the suspect had used social media platforms to obtain money by promising gifts to the public.

It is reported that he received 11,627,175 rupees from people in different parts of the island and deposited it in several bank accounts.

The 30-year-old suspect, a resident of Angoda area, was arrested yesterday evening by the Illegal Assets Investigation Division.

The suspect is scheduled to appear before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today and the Illegal Assets Investigation Division is conducting further investigations.

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