Another suspect arrested over Rs. 43 Mn fake cheque scam

Another suspect arrested over Rs. 43 Mn fake cheque scam

Another suspect arrested over Rs. 43 Mn fake cheque scam

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Jun, 2021 | 2:19 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Criminal Investigations Department arrested another suspect connected to the Rs. 43 Mn financial scam on Sunday (27).

Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana speaking to News 1st said the financial fraud had taken place on the 12th of April 2021.

‘An organized gang had prepared fake cheques to withdraw money from the private bank account of a leading steel manufacturing company in the country,’ said the Senior DIG.

07 people had prepared fake cheques and withdrawn the money from the account, he said adding that CID earlier arrested 06 suspects including an employee from the steel company and an employee of a private bank.

The suspect who was arrested by the CID was identified as a resident from Embilipitya and he had used a fake cheque to withdraw Rs. 13 Mn from a private bank in Kiribathgoda.

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