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Sunday, 6 November 2016
Physically-challenged con woman wanted in 200 cases nabbed in Bengaluru
A 25-year-old woman who claimed to be a Supreme Court lawyer and cheated an advocate of `2 lakh was arrested on Saturday.
Investigations by Pulakeshinagar police revealed that she had cheated about 200 people posing as either a celebrity, an advocate or an IAS or IPS officer.
The accused is Kushbu Om Prakash Sharma, a native of Jaipur. She was living in a PG accommodation in
Indiranagar. She is also physically challenged and has been living in the city since April.
A police source said, “Kushbu recently came in contact with the advocate (Sanket Yenagi) on Facebook and asked him to take her on as his junior at work. Claiming to be the daughter of a retired IAS officer, she said that she has a commercial space in UB Towers which she was ready to give to him on rent.
“On October 28, Yenagi and Kushbu went in his car to complete the formalities. Yenagi, however, had to meet somebody. So he asked Kushbu to wait in the car. This is when Kushbu made away with the `2 lakh cash Yenagi had carried with him. Yenagi came back home and searched about Kushbu online and was shocked to see that there are some 150 cheating cases against her across the country. He then filed a complaint with Pulakeshinagar police,” the source said.
According to police sources, she is a Class 8 dropout. However, she carries a graduation certificate which seems to be forged, police said. She was recently arrested by the Mumbai police for stealing a car from a man.