Man who masqueraded as Kerala police official’s kin busted

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The man who masqueraded as the kin of Munnar’s assistant superintendent of police Merin Joseph was arrested by the police in Kerala. The 24-year-old, a native of Malayalapuzha, was arrested in connection with an online fraud case in which he allegedly pretended to be Merin Joseph’s brother to extort money from people. 

The man named Prince John was arrested after a Chengannur native filed a complaint against him at the police station. Merin herself revealed the news about the arrest on her Facebook page. In the post, she warns about identity theft and online fraud.

“I received a complaint yesterday that somebody pretending to be my relative is extorting money from Malayalis both in the state and residing in the Gulf. On the basis of that, a case has been registered and the culprit has been arrested in Allepey,” the ASP said in her post.

According to a report that appeared in Mathrubhumi, Prince even took Rs 20,000 from an NRI claiming that Merin’s sister is in dire need of some money.

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