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* Account Assistant remanded for defrauding Rs. 21 million
Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 10:29 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: An Accounts Assistant at the Hayleys Group Logistics Company’s Kelaniya Warehouse arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for defrauding Rs. 21 million has been remanded till the 10th of this month after being produced before the Mahara Magistrate’s Court.

The CID said the individual had committed the fraud in 2019 through two checks and that the fraud had been discovered by the company’s auditor during a recent audit.

The suspect was arrested at his residence in Moratuwa following an investigation into a complaint lodged by the company, a senior CID official said.

It has been revealed that the suspect had bought a car at a cost of Rs. 4 million and had bought gold jewellery worth Rs. 3 million for his wife. All of them have been taken into custody by the CID.

Investigations have revealed that the man, who pretends to be a businessman, has also participated in television programs and involved in a program to support young entrepreneurs. He has also been in close contact with several actresses, Investigations have revealed.

The CID says it is investigating whether the man was aided by another person in the scam.


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