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Kochi Native: Scam: Uk Woman Files Plaint Against Kochi Native | Kochi News


Kochi: Fort Kochi police, on Monday, registered an FIR based on the complaint of UK national, Penelope Koch (75) that Yahiya Khalid (50) made her invest £7,20,000 (Rs 7.5 crore) in his business in 2014-15 by promising her a return of £2,000/month. As per the FIR, the woman from London is now residing at a home stay in Fort Kochi. The FIR stated that from October 2014 to May 2015 she had transferred £7,20,000 to Khalid’s bank account from her bank account in London. As per her statement, he gave her some amount but did not repay the rest he had promised to give her. The FIR stated that as per her statement, a case was registered against Khalid under IPC Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property). As per the FIR, the man transferred £3,988 pounds on October 5, 2015 to her bank account and also paid her Rs 50,000 directly as profit for her investments; he didn’t make further payments. He did not return the principal amount or profit despite the woman demanding the same repeatedly, said the FIR. Police said the exact nature of transactions can only be known after a probe. “We are yet to track down the person against whom she raised a complaint. He is reportedly in Goa and we will have to take his statement to find his version. Right now, we have registered a case based on her complaint and launched a probe,” said a senior officer with Mattancherry police. Sources said the woman from London initially came to India in 2007 with her husband and was involved in helping street animals. Her husband reportedly passed away in 2010 and then she sold her home and deposited the money in her account. Sources said that she was under severe mental stress over health issues and the problems related to her visa.

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