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South African national held for online cheating

Last Updated: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 21:06

Kochi: A South African national has been
arrested here for allegedly duping people through online

Daniel Benson (32) of Johannesburg was detained following
an alert by a local hotel staff that the accused failed to
produce his passport and other documents after arriving from
Mumbai by a Go Air flight at the Kochi International airport
at nearby Nedumbassery last night, police said.

Benson also tried to escape from the police station at
midnight but failed, they said.

During interrogation, police found Benson had allegedly
cheated one person in Andhra Pradesh by convincing that he
will get him a BMW car and 50,000 pounds and demanded Rs two
lakhs as service charge to be remitted in a Mumbai branch of
State Bank of India. The victim had remitted Rs 40,000, police

Benson had also allegedly tried to cheat an engineer of
Thrissur in Kerala, they said adding a case was registered in
this connection and investigation was on.


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First Published: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 21:06
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