Army Major arrested in fraud case | Daily News

Army Major arrested in fraud case

The Embilipitiya Police, who conducted an investigation into an incident where an organised group had advertised the sale of expensive mobile phones through Facebook at low prices and defrauded money from people without delivering goods has arrested a Major serving in the Army in connection with the incident.

This Major was arrested following an investigation based on a complaint made by a young man residing in Embilipitiya last June.

Responding to the advertisement on Facebook, the youth had credited Rs.140,000 to four bank accounts mentioned in the advertisement to buy an Apple mobile phone at a low price. The account number of this major also had been mentioned by advertisers.

But despite the money being credited the young man has not received the mobile phone. Accordingly, he had submitted a complaint to Embilipitiya Police Station about this. The Police conducted an investigation and arrested the Major who was the owner of the said account.

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