Thursday, May 11, 2017

Govt officer's wife held in Rs 4cr forex con

Mumbai: The wife of a passport officer from Thane was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly cheating people of Rs 3.5 crore. Sunita Sharma (46) had lured her acquaintances by promising high returns on investment, said an official from the economic offences wing of the Mumbai police.
 A criminal offence had been lodged on January 25 this year after one of the investors, Krushi Bhutani, who lost Rs 7.5 lakh, lodged a complaint, saying that Sharma had lured him with the promise of returns ranging from 10% to 15%.

The police said that Sharma worked for a company in Bandra-Kurla Complex and some of her victims were from that office. So far, 25 investors have complained against Sharma.

“She lured investors to invest in her foreign exchange business. But none of the investors knew whether their money was invested in foreign exchange. We found that Sharma had no such business,” said a police officer.
The officer said that the postdated cheques she had issued to investors bounced. “Her bank account is frozen,” said the officer, adding that she will be in custody till May 15.

The Times of India, May 11, 2017

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