Ex-soldier accused of cheating money | Daily News


Ex-soldier accused of cheating money

Damaged churches on Easter Sunday attacks taken as cover-ups

An ex-soldier has allegedly collected money from a high number of people deceiving them that the money will be used to renovate the Katuwapitiya and other churches destroyed in the Easter Sunday attacks. The ex-soldier was attached to the Army Medical Corps as a nurse. Several people who were cheated by the ex-soldier are going to submit a written complaint in this regard to the Police Headquarters very soon, they said. The ex-soldier had received education from a reputable boys’ school. He was a cricket player and had worked as an umpire as well. He had been working as an insurance agent for several years. His wife is said to be a nurse.

Now he stays in Kurunegala and has developed closed friendships with many youth around the country via social media platforms. He has told them they can migrate to Italy by contributing to renovate the damaged churches and asked them to deposit from Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 in a state bank account.

He has told or informed the selected youth via social media platforms that they have to donate Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000 to renovate the churches and then, the priests of these churches will issue certificates for the donation. Thereafter, these priests will help the certificate-holders or their loved one/s to migrate to Italy for free. He has asked several donators to come for an interview at a place in Nattandiya and thereafter, changed the date of the interview several times. Thereafter, he had disconnected his mobile number altogether. He had also cheated money from a high number of soldiers while he was serving in the army in various methods, sources alleged.

The youth who were cheated by the ex-soldier asked the public not to get deceived by this fraudster who creates fairy world in Italy for innocent youth for Rs. 5,000-10,000.

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