Thursday, January 27, 2022

Woman arrested for duping money from youths on Facebook

Bhubaneswar, : A woman has been arrested in Bhubaneswar for duping money from a number of youths by creating fake Facebook accounts in Bhubaneswar.

The fraudster has been identified as Priyanka Priyadarshini Parida of Nachuni village in Banapur.

Priyanka had created several fake accounts on Facebook. She has duped more than 15 youths by using fake profile pictures and posing herself as an engineer and doctor at different times.

After chatting with them on Facebook for few days, she duped of a huge amount of cash from them on the pretext of marriage.

However, after getting the money she was avoiding communications with the youths.

Even, Priyanka was closing her accounts once a youth transferred the asked amount and blocks all the way to contact her.

Police said, Priyanka had taken six lakh rupees from a youth of Nayapalli area and did not return it back to him. The youth filed a complaint at Sahid Nagar police station following which the cops initiated a probe in this connection.

Meanwhile, Sahid Nagar police arrested her and seized Rs 60,000 cash, mobile phone, ATM cards, bank pass-book and cheque book from her possession. She has been forwarded to court today.

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