Bank official among seven arrested for fraud, theft cases
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Last Updated: Friday, February 18, 2011, 21:57
  
New Delhi: Delhi Police Friday claimed to have busted a gang of fraudsters, with the arrest of seven men, including an assistant branch manager of a private bank, involved in credit card fraud cases and thefts over a period of time.

The investigation into the case began after police received a complaint from an HDFC bank branch in Rajouri Garden about misuse of credit cards issued by the bank and withdrawal of some Rs 9 lakh by unknown persons.

Probe into the details of the credit card users and questioning of the courier companies revealed that all the cards used in the fraud were delivered only to a particular area of Faridabad but the permanent addresses of all these card holders were from outside Delhi.

On sustained investigation, police found that the fraudsters, through their accomplices in a courier company, had changed the address to that of Faribabad.

Police arrested four courier boys -- Sube Singh, Dharamvir, Rajender Kumar and Vishnu, and they revealed that they used to deliver the cards at different addresses of Faridabad where the accused Arvind and Dara Anand used to intercept the same, instead of delivering them to new changed addresses.

They said the courier boys used to take Rs 10,000 per card.

Based on the inputs from the four persons, police arrested Arvind and Anand and also Sangeet Anand, Assistant Manager (Collections), HDFC Branch, Naraina.

"Under sustained interrogation, Sangeet Anand disclosed that he provided 8 Credit Cards of different HDFC customers living outside Delhi," police said.

They said Sangeet Anand had identified 65 other accounts which were inactive for past few months whose details he had obtained by misusing his official position and had plans to use them for cheating.

Police have also recovered 2 laptops, a personal computer, seven mobile phones, some bank data, fake IDs and other documents and broken mobile chip cards.

PTI


First Published: Friday, February 18, 2011, 21:57


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