The Amboli police are investigating how many people a woman management graduate and her accomplice have duped.
Parmeet Arora, a Lokhandwala resident, and Chandni Mehta were arrested on Thursday for cheating and stealing from the wife of an Andheri-based businessman, Parag Sanghvi.
They have been remanded in police custody until October 27.
“Although the suspect has been arrested for one case, we believe that she may have cheated many others,” said Rajendra Kane, inspector, Amboli police station.
“We are tracing the bank accounts of both suspects and trying to find out who all have been duped by them,” Kane added.
The police have requested the public to come forward and lodge a complaint if Arora has duped them.
Arora met the victim at a kitty party and convinced her to invest Rs 60 lakh in mutual funds for her two children. The victim paid two cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to Arora, which were deposited in the mutual fund account.
The victim, however, stopped interacting with Arora after she learnt that she had stolen a credit card from one of her acquaintances.
Arora then sought help from her former colleague Mehta and asked her to call the victim as a bank manager to demand the money. Mehta was reportedly unaware of Arora’s activites.
When Sanghvi approached the bank to ask for receipts to file tax returns, he learnt that the documents Mehta had given them were forged.
He filed a police complaint. The victim later learnt that ornaments worth Rs 40 lakh had gone missing from her house and suspect that Arora stole them.