Mumbai: Mumbai police today arrested three persons including a woman, against whom offences are registered in multiple states, for cheating people by offering to sell old gold coins at a low price.
During interrogation, the accused confessed to involvement in more than 18 offences registered in the city and at Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad and Lucknow, police said.
Unit -9 of city police’s crime branch arrested Shivkumar Rathod (33), Sonukmumar Prajapati (26) and Daludevi Kishenlal Prajapati (42), all from Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh, today.
They allegedly showed prospective customers an old gold coin, saying it was found in a field and they could provide six kg of such coins at a cheap rate.
But what they sold ultimately was fake gold-plated coins.
Police got a tip-off that the gang members were going to visit suburban Bandra West today and arrested them near a theatre.
As many as 6,345 fake gold coins were seized from them.
Further probe is on.