The woman allegedly indulged in preparing fake marks cards, degree certificates, question papers, answer paper booklets of reputed universities in the country and sell them.
Police said the arrested Safiabanu (25) was carrying out the nefarious business based out of her shop in Jayanagar area in the city.
Based on information, she was arrested and charged under sections 465, 468, 471, 420 of IPC. After questioning, she revealed to the police that she and one Ravikumar, belonging to Secunderabad in Telangana had been carrying out the business of selling fake college certificates and used to collect amounts ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000.
The fake certificates were prepared in the names of Northwest Accreditation Commission, USA (Seri), Madurai Kamaraj University, Dravidian University of Kuppam, Rashtriya Vishwa Vidya Peeth of Mumbai, CV Raman University of Chattisgarh, Board of open distance Learning of West Bengal, Global Open University of Nagaland, RKDF University of Kerala and other varsities.
They were preparing fake BA, Bcom, BSc, BBM, LLC, MSc, Mcom, MBA, MCA, MHRM, LLM and MA degree certificates.
The investigation officers were surprised to note that even fake PhD certificates were being issued within 30 days by the accused. She was alleged to have issued fake certificates for 56 courses of different universities.
Assistant Commissioner of police HN Venkatesh Prasanna led the raid. Police are on the lookout for Ravi Kumar, who is absconding.
The accused was creating fake certificates based out of her shop in Jayanagar.
She would collect money ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000.
The fake certificates were prepared in the names of national and international colleges.
Even fake PhD certificates were being issued within 30 days.
The accused issued fake certificates for 56 courses of different universities.