• Kolkata: Agency staffer held for Rs 45 lakh bank fraud
    Times of India | 24 November 2021
  • KOLKATA: The detective department of Lalbazar has busted a seven-member gang that siphoned off Rs 45 lakh from one customer of a public sector bank on CIT Road. Three members of the gang were arrested on Monday while four others had landed in the police net earlier. Cops have recovered Rs 6.5 lakh so far. One of the accused, arrested on Monday, is an outsourced employee of the bank, who had helped the rest in the fraud. This is for the fourth time in this year that a bank employee was nabbed for fraud.

    According to the police, the accused had got an access to the bank employees’ official information like ID and password and changed the customer’s registered phone number and other details to siphon off the money from his two accounts. They had got the details of 10 other customers at the branch and were planning to defraud them.

    The anti-bank fraud section of the detective department had received a complaint from the bank about unauthorised transfer of money from a customer’s account on November 11. “The accused were aware that the victim would get SMS or email for transaction. So, they used various modes to steal the money,” said an officer. The three accused were produced in the court on Tuesday while the rest have already been remanded in police custody. “More arrests may be made in connection with this fraud,” said a deputy commissioner of the police.
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