Man arrested for purchasing goods worth over MVR 100k using fake slips

A man has been arrested for using forged bank transfer receipts to purchase goods worth more than MVR 100,000 from a Lh. Hinnavaru shop.

The 30-year-old man was arrested on November 1. He fraudulently purchased goods worth over MVR 170,000 using fake receipts that showed he had deposited the payments to the shop's account through the Bank of Maldives (BML).

The suspect was produced before the court and has been remanded in custody for 15 days.

"Our investigation so far has shown that the suspect is heavily involved in a number of fraud cases and is doing this on a wide scale," the police website said.

Police did not release the name of the arrested man or details of his criminal record.