Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Cybercrime police on Saturday arrested a man from Khamman on charges of cheating a woman of Rs.10 lakh through a popular matrimony site. Police, who said he had cheated several woman using matrimonial sites, recovered Rs 3.2 lakh, cheque books and mobile phones from him.
The arrested person was P Bala Vamshi Krishna (35), a resident of Khammam and native of Vijayawada. According to the police, Vamshi Krishna, who earlier worked for a software firm, lost his job, allegedly due to his addiction to betting on horse races. His wife too divorced him. To meet his financial needs, he posted his profile in matrimony sites and cheated four women posing as an NRI in 2020.
“He collected several lakhs from the victims on the pretext of marrying them and sending gifts and processing visa among others. He was previously arrested by the Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda police,” an official said adding that after being released from prison, he posted fake profiles in various matrimony sites with the name ‘Sai Pranav’ from Hyderabad. During this, he found the profile of the victim from Choutuppal and expressed interest to marry her.
“Later, he contacted her over phone and told that after their marriage, he would move along with her to the United States. For this, he insisted that she open an international bank account and collected her documents including PAN card and Aadhar, apart from collecting Rs.90,000 from her as processing fee,” the official said.
Later, he took her Yono SBI internet banking credentials and verified her loan eligibility and found a pre-approved loan of Rs 8 lakh on her name.
“He processed it to credit in her SBI account and transferred the same amount to his accounts. He then switched off his phone and cheated her,” police said, adding that based on her complaint, Cybercrime officials booked a case and identified Vamshi Krishna, who was arrested and produced before court.
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