Thrissur: Mathilakam police here on Sunday arrested a bank official and his son for taking a gold loan by pledging fake gold in Canara Bank's West Vemballoor branch.
The accused are Vellangaloor native Dasaradhan, a gold appraiser at the regional branch of the bank, and his son Jishnu Prasad.
Fake gold weighing 5.5 gm was pledged in the bank to swindle Rs 23,500.
The father-son duo reportedly committed the crime on June 6.
The fraud came to light after officials raised red flags during auditing.