A woman was detained by the Delhi Police on Thursday, they claimed, for reportedly refusing to pay her bill of more than ₹ 5 lakh while lodging in an opulent hotel close to the airport.

According to reports, the woman was apprehended on January 13 after reportedly using false money to pay for every service at the Pullman Hotel in Delhi’s Aerocity neighbourhood.

They said that Jhansi Rani Samuel, an Andhra Pradesh resident, had frequented the hotel’s spa under a false identity, with services costing more than ₹ 2 lakh.

She arrived at the hotel on December 30 and remained there for more than two weeks before being taken into custody for not paying her payment. Usha Rangnani, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI), stated that Samuel refused to cooperate, and was first held and questioned.

She claimed to be a doctor, according to the police, and her husband works as a doctor and is a resident of New York. In the FIR filed on January 13, the Delhi Police included Sections 419 (penalty for impersonating someone to defraud), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), and 471 (using a forged document as real).

According to Ms. Rangnani, she has made fraudulent transactions of approximately ₹ 5,88,176.”

Samuel claimed to be taking money out of her account, but was actually making a fake payment, according to the police report filed in response to the hotel manager’s complaint.

The manager was cited in the FIR as stating, She was paying with the ICICI Bank UPI app, but upon payment reconciliation, it was discovered that our bank had not received any payment.

When a police officer checked with the spa, it was discovered that she had used a fictitious identity—that of Isha Dave—and had paid ₹ 2,11,708 for services.

She attempted to flee the hotel with her bags when she was confronted by the personnel. She also mistreated the female employees, the officer added.

According to another officer, the woman gave conflicting accounts and was uncooperative when being questioned. The officer continued, “She has been asked to provide her bank statement, but she has not done so.”

“At the beginning, she informed us that she works as a doctor and that her spouse is a New York-based physician. We’ve made an effort to get in touch with her Andhra Pradesh-dwelling parents and spouse,” the official stated, adding that “her claims are being verified.”

The officer added that they were attempting to determine whether or not she was a repeat offender.