Bhubaneswar, Sep 9: The Cyber Crime and Economic Offences police station has apprehended the prime suspect in a cyber crime and financial fraud case worth Rs 34.37 lakh.
The accused, identified as Sreedhar Moharana (26)was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into his alleged involvement in a series of cybercrimes and financial scams.
The accused had created a fake Facebook profile and had been luring unsuspecting victims with a profile picture of an attractive young woman. He had also fabricated a false biography, claiming to be a third-year MBBS student at a prominent medical college in Odisha.
Moharana with a cunning modus operandi, would establish contact with individuals and initiate conversations through messenger apps. He gained the trust of his victims and then proceeded to exchange contact information, including phone numbers.
Police said that Moharana managed to gain the trust of the victim Ankit Kumar Gupta and later took Rs 34.37 lakh in one year on the pretext of treatment of his ailing father and medical course.
Police has also seized mobile phones, laptop, debit cards of different banks and one ID card from the accused. Police said that they are further verifying the antecedents of the accused.