Driver dupes employer of Rs 4.44 lakh using his ATM card details in Delhi; held

  • | Monday | 2nd October, 2023

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a driver from Ghaziabad in UP for duping his employer of Rs 4.44 lakh by fraudulently making online purchases using his ATM card details, reported news agency PTI. According to police, the accused, identified as Sandesh Chaudhary, is a resident of Lal Kuan in Ghaziabad.Mahesh Kumar Sharma, in his complaint, said that a few months ago, he received a message on his phone regarding a transaction of Rs 33,068 from his savings account, police said.When the 55-year-old obtained his account statement, he found out that between March to June, 18 transactions amounting to Rs 4,44,630 were done from his account which he was unaware of, PTI quoted deputy commissioner of police (northeast), Joy Tirkey as saying.Sharma reported the matter to the cyber northeast police station and on August 8, an FIR was registered in the matter, he said.During the investigation, it was found that Sharma, who is the vice principal of a government school, often sought his driver Chaudharys help for online transactions and other tasks but due to his suspected activities from some time, Sharma fired him from the job in June, police said."We later checked with the bank and an e-commerce website and found that the fraudster had purchased various items including 14 mobile phones, one LED TV, one refrigerator, one washing machine, Bluetooth Speakers and one wooden TV unit from a website," DCP Tirkey said.During interrogation, Chaudhary told police that he obtained the ATM number of the complainant for online payment. To obtain OTP, he used to take Sharmas phone on some pretext and after successful payments, he deleted all the SMSs related to transactions, police said."The accused took the deliveries near some famous landmark located around his rented house. On his instance, many expensive items, including mobile phones, fridge, washing machine, LED, TV unit and other valuables were recovered from his house," the DCP said.(With inputs from PTI)

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