A former chief medical officer of the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation was arrested for allegedly possessing a fake degree in medicine and surgery.
A 51-year-old man, Bashir Shaikh who was arrested for cheating and forgery by the Vasai police fled from Vasai court where he was taken for custody on Saturday.
A Vasai resident was duped of Rs 80,000 by fake Facebook friend. The accused had sought monetary help of Rs 15,000 saying that it was an emergency but eventually duped him of Rs 80,000.
Police had launched a search for the 'woman' after traders in Vasai-Virar region complained of being sweet-talked by a woman. Ambekar would go to jewelry showrooms, grocery shops and medical stores, where cellphone numbers of owners were displayed on name boards. Police said Ambekar would call up and show interest in making purchases.