The accused cheated shopkeepers in Thane, Palghar, Mumbai, Nashik and Pune (Representational)


Police have arrested a person from Nalasopara in Maharashtra’s Palghar district for allegedly dishonest a number of shopkeepers of 1000’s of rupees by making cellphone calls in a girl’s voice to hunt change for a Rs 2,000 foreign money be aware, an official mentioned on Saturday.

The accused, 40-year-old Manish Ambekar, was arrested on Friday, spokesperson of Mira Bhayandar and Vasai-Virar police commissionerate Tukaram Tatkar mentioned.

A number of offences had been registered towards the accused for dishonest retailers and shopkeepers at completely different locations in Thane, Palghar, Mumbai, Nashik and Pune districts, he mentioned.

“The accused used to focus on normal shops, medical retailers, jewellers and wholesale grain retailers. He would name them in a girl’s voice and inform them that she was calling from a hospital or a home positioned near their store,” he mentioned.

“The accused would then order sure issues from their retailers and say that they need to ship change for a Rs 2,000 foreign money be aware. He would then wait on the entrance of buildings and when the supply man arrived, he used to inform that he was there on behalf of the ‘girl who known as’,” Mr Tatkar added.

“He would then take the foreign money notes of smaller denomination from the supply man saying he would get the Rs 2,000 be aware from the lady. Nevertheless, after amassing cash, he would disappear from the scene,” he added.

Lately, an identical incident had occurred in Nalasopara and an offence of dishonest was registered.

In the course of the probe, police received a tip-off that the accused concerned in that offence was coming to his residence in Nalasopara. Accordingly, a lure was laid and he was arrested.

“In the course of the raid, police recovered Rs 1.60 lakh money from the accused,” he mentioned.

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