A suspect who had fraudulently obtained Rs.150,000 from an individual by promising to have his child admitted to a leading school in Colombo has been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD).

Police Media Unit said the suspect was arrested near the B.R.C. Grounds in Narahenpita yesterday on a tip-off given to the CCD.

The 57-year-old suspect, a resident of Nikahetikanda, is due to be produced before the Mahara Magistrate’s Court today. The CCD is conducting further investigations.