A person was arrested for defrauding nearly 100 million rupees by claiming to pay electricity bills, Police said.
The suspect has been arrested during an inquiry made by the Computer Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department.
The suspect was identified as a 24-year-old youth who was seriously addicted to casino games.
Police said the suspect in question was arrested near a famous club adding that the suspect had revealed that he was a Army Special Forces deserter during questioning.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the suspect has cheated businessmen visiting the Casino by claiming to pay their electricity bills.
This investigation was carried out when the Criminal Investigation Department received a tip-off that a person had defrauded money by mentioning that people receiving electricity bills of hundreds and thousands of rupees could get a 20% discount via a mobile phone line.
The suspect has reportedly hacked into a third party account by entering the electricity board bills online to verify that the electricity bills have been paid online.
The investigating officers state that according to this, the electricity board’s data system can also be updated to show that the bill has been paid, but no money is transferred.
Further investigations revealed that he had learned how to hack into the website on his own.
The suspect admitted that he has defrauded over 60 million rupees and has played casino games with that money.
Police said that the Computer Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department has started a social media crime investigation operation to arrest the suspects and several others involved. (NewsWire)