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Former British Council employee arrested for fraud

Chennai A former employee of the British Council here was today arrested for allegedly cheating the
Council of Rs 62.5 lakh, police said.

Padmapriya, Head Sources, South India British Council Division, in her complaint said former acting Head of Internal Services at the Council, Marcello Philbert, along with his in-laws Dominic Mages and Brice Antony Magee, forged documents in the name of JMJ Enterprises to show that the firm supplied stationery, toiletries and cleaning materials and thus cheated the Council of Rs 62.5 lakh, police said.

Central Crime Branch registered a case under various IPC Sections including 465 (forgery) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), a police release said.

Philbert was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Egmore which remanded him to judicial custody at Puzhal prison, it said.

His accomplices are still at large, it added.
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