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Police arrest two in credit card fraud

delhi Updated: Nov 24, 2011 23:40 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi Police have arrested a management graduate and a courier agent for duping several credit card holders of a private bank through online transactions. The arrested have been identified as Soumya Banerjee (32), who hails from West Bengal, and Dinesh Kumar (21).

"The manager of Standard Chartered Bank's ITO branch informed us that he had received several complaints from customers about transactions being made from their cards by someone else. Since most of these transactions were traced to Sarita Vihar area, the needle of suspicion pointed towards courier agent Kumar, who used to deliver these cards to customers," Ajay Chaudhry, additional CP (southeast) said.

Kumar was arrested and during interrogation, he disclosed that he was providing details of these credit cards to one Soumya Banerjee and had been paid R25,000 for the assignment. Banerjee was then apprehended from Sarita Vihar.

During investigation, Banerjee disclosed that he had created a fake account in the name of Sanjiv Baruah on a website 'Delhi Jewellery' which was registered in his name. "After obtaining the credit card data, he made several transactions through the website. Later, he withdrew the money from the website's account and deposited the money in another account," Chaudhry added.