Indian woman busted for fake gold coin sales

Police in Chennai have arrested a 25 year-old woman who sold fake gold coins to a number of women in the city.

Her scam came to an end when another woman recognized her from a fake coin sale four months earlier.

The woman, named Poongodi, reportedly arrived in Chennai from Andhra Pradesh days ago with a group of associates. The others are still on the loose.

Poongodi has admitted to cheating people all over Chennai.  She told police that she obtained the coins from a gang leader in Andhra Pradesh.

The coins were sold for the equivalent of between $80-100.