shot-button
Subscription Subscription
Home > Mumbai > Mumbai Crime News > Article > Thane Woman duped of Rs 1145 lakh on pretext of exchanging old currency

Thane: Woman duped of Rs 11.45 lakh on pretext of exchanging old currency

Updated on: 04 October,2021 10:24 AM IST  |  Thane
PTI |

The persons recently contacted the woman on social media, claiming that they were into exchanging old coins, an official from Kasarwadavali police station said on October 3

Thane: Woman duped of Rs 11.45 lakh on pretext of exchanging old currency

This picture has been used for representational purpose

A 66-year-old woman in Maharashtra was allegedly duped of Rs 11.45 lakh by some unidentified persons under the pretext of exchanging her old coins and currency notes, police said.


The persons recently contacted the woman on social media, claiming that they were into exchanging old coins, an official from Kasarwadavali police station said on October 3.


They offered to exchange her old coins and currency notes of Rs 5 and Rs 10 denominations for Rs 45 lakh, the official said, quoting the woman's complaint. Between September 20 and 29 this year, they contacted the woman several times and sought money towards service charges and GST. The woman allegedly transferred Rs 11.45 lakh into account numbers provided by the accused, the official said.


However, when she later did not get the desired sum, she approached the police, who registered a case against the unidentified persons on October 2 under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act. No arrest has been made so far, the police said.

Also Read: Mumbai Crime: Waiter kills 10-month-old over fight with parents

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

"Exciting news! Mid-day is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today by clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!" Click here!

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

Mid-Day Web Stories

Mid-Day Web Stories

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK