Sri Lankan police arrest caretaker of ‘X-Files’ star

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:02 EDT
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Gillian Anderson at premiere of '320' via AFP
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Police have arrested the Sri Lankan caretaker of a property belonging to Hollywood actress Gillian Anderson following allegations of fraud, police said Thursday.

The caretaker, a Sri Lankan national, was remanded in custody on Wednesday following a complaint he misappropriated up to 17.8 million rupees ($154,000) from the X-Files star’s property at Pasyala, a village outside Colombo.

“We arrested the man following a complaint that he criminally misappropriated funds entrusted to him to manage the property,” police spokesman Ajith Rohana said.

He said investigations were under way and a magistrate on Wednesday ordered the suspect to be held until January 4 to allow police more time to complete their investigations.

Police also alleged that initial inquiries showed that he had taken away a television set from the property. There was no immediate comment from Anderson, who was not in Sri Lanka, or her agents.

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