Mumbai Crime: 'Promising' con woman cheats people of Rs 75 lakh

May 30, 2017, 10:00 IST | Vijay Kumar Yadav

Bhandup police has arrested a 31-year-old woman, who promised to get people four wheelers, MHADA flats at a cheaper and even ensured jobs at the BMC for some

If ever a book on how to con people were to be written, Dipti Mulik could do it.

Mulik (31), recently arrested by Bhandup police, has conned people by promising to get them four wheelers at a cheaper rate, by claiming to provide MHADA flats at a cheaper rate, and even by ensuring them jobs in the BMC. Police arrested her on the complaint of one Vikrant Pednekar, whom she conned by assuring a car for a better deal. Police said she has duped nearly a dozen people of Rs 75 lakh this way.

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Believing the con
Pednekar was introduced to Mulik in February 2016. According to police, Pednekar wanted to buy a Honda City. Mulik allegedly told him that as she had contacts and she could get the car for him for R6 lakh against the market price of Rs 11 lakh.

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"Pednekar gave her cash. and Mulik promised to deliver the car by May 2016. But she failed," said an officer from Bhandup police.

The realisation
Pednekar realised that she had similarly duped many people including the person who had introduced him to her. Advocate Suryakant Pujari said, "Over a dozen people fell for her con."

The police probe also revealed that when victims demand their money back, she threatened to commit suicide to get them booked in a police case.

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Previously, she was arrested in 2010 for cheating nearly 35 people of Rs 18 lakh, by promising jobs in BMC.

She has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC.

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