(NewsRadio); Two sisters have been arrested in Jaffna for defrauding Rs.120 million using forged bank documents.
The duo has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department.
The suspects, aged 30 and 34 are residents of Navanthurai, Jaffna.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the duo had conned a Sri Lankan residing in Norway and obtained Rs.120 million between January and June 2021 through 23 bank accounts.
They had claimed that their deceased father was a wealthy businessman who had money assets including gold jewelry worth over Rs.1 billion.
They had claimed that they are in the process of resolving the legal issues to release the funds.
The Sri Lanka who is residing in Norway had eventually realized that the duo had been deceiving him.
Police said the two sisters were arrested following a complaint lodged by him.
The arrested duo was in possession of a large number of forged documents including letters signed and endorsed by various state officials, bank managers, attorneys and Grama Niladhari officers.
They were also in possession of bank books and bank receipts.
Police is also conducting to determine whether there were other people involved in the incident.
Meanwhile, the two sisters after being produced before the Jaffna Magistrate’s court were remanded until the 1st of December.
The CID is conducting further investigations.