scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Pune: Woman arrested for posing as senior govt officer, cheating couple of Rs 27.5 lakh

The accused and complainant are residents of the same area and had known each other for the past few months.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: July 23, 2021 7:39:30 pm
47-year-old woman gave a fake receipt to the couple regarding payment of this money to the treasury department office. (Representational)

A woman, who duped a couple of Rs 27.5 lakh by pretending to be a senior government officer, has been arrested by Pune City Police.

Anita Bhise, 47, has lodged the first information report in this case at the Yerwada police station.

Police said the accused and complainant are residents of the same area and they have known each other for the last few months. The accused allegedly claimed to be a senior government officer and then assured to help the complainant and her husband purchase a piece of land under a Maharashtra government scheme.

Police said between October 2020 and July 2021, the accused allegedly took Rs 27.5 lakh from the couple. She also allegedly gave them a fake receipt regarding payment of this money to the Treasury department office. She gave them a forged letter about land purchase, which carried fake signatures of government officers.

Police have booked the accused under Section 420 of IPC and sections of the Information Technology Act.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Pune News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement