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Thane: Man gives Rs 3 lakh for 'US dollars', gets packet full of scrap paper

Updated on: 07 October,2022 03:15 PM IST  |  Thane
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A cheating case was registered on Wednesday and efforts are on to nab the accused, an official said

Thane: Man gives Rs 3 lakh for 'US dollars', gets packet full of scrap paper

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An autorickshaw driver from Bhandup in Mumbai has been cheated to the tune of Rs 3 lakh by five persons who allegedly promised him United States dollars in exchange, a Thane police official said on Friday.


Jaiprakash Dubey had ferried one of the accused, a woman, in his three-wheeler to Navi Mumbai on June 2 and after striking a conversation, she told him she had US dollars for exchange, the police official said.



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"After the accused managed to convince Dubey through phone calls over several days, he gave her and her four associates Rs 3 lakh in exchange for a packet whichthey claimed contained 635 US dollar notes. When he opened the packet, it contained bundles of scrap paper," he said.

A cheating case was registered on Wednesday and efforts were on the nab the five accused, he added.

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