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Sri Lankan police arrest caretaker of X-Files star

Police have arrested the Sri Lankan caretaker of a property belonging to Hollywood actor Gillian Anderson following allegations of fraud.

entertainment Updated: Dec 29, 2011 17:48 IST

AFP
Hindustantimes
         

Police have arrested the Sri Lankan caretaker of a property belonging to Hollywood actor Gillian Anderson following allegations of fraud.



The caretaker, a Sri Lankan national, was remanded in custody on Wednesday following a complaint he misappropriated up to Rs 17.8 million ($154,000) from the X-Files star's property at Pasyala, a village outside Colombo.



"We arrested the man following a complaint that he criminally misappropriated funds entrusted to him to manage the property," police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.



He said investigations were under way and a magistrate on Wednesday ordered the suspect to be held until January 4 to allow police more time to complete their investigations.



Police also alleged that initial inquiries showed that he had taken away a flat panel television set from the property. There was no immediate comment from Anderson, who was not in Sri Lanka, or her agents.



The island is popular with holidaymakers because of its tropical climate and sandy palm-fringed beaches.

First Published: Dec 29, 2011 15:55 IST

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