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Bank employee forges cheque, dupes man

A public sector bank employee duped a customer of R4.77 lakh. The employee allegedly forged his signature to transfer the money to Vidhya Traders Firm.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2011 01:49 IST
HT Correspondent

A public sector bank employee duped a customer of Rs4.77 lakh. The employee allegedly forged his signature to transfer the money to Vidhya Traders Firm.

But the accused denied that he had signed any cheque in favour of the company.

According to police, the incident came to light on Monday after Sanjay Kumar, a resident of DLF Phase 3, filed an FIR against the bank.

Police said Kumar gave a cheque of R999 on March 16 to man to install a credit card machine at his shop. The man claimed to be an employee of Oriental Bank of Commerce. On March 19, the bank told Kumar that the amount had been transferred to Vidhya Traders Firm.

When Kumar approached the bank at Rajouri Garden, he found his signature had been forged on a cheque. It didn't even carry any bank stamp or an authentic logo. Kumar said the colour of the cheque was changed from pink to white. This made him suspicious of the involvement of an insider, who could only be a bank employee.

He had paid a mere R999 by cheque to get a credit card machine installed, but duped of lakhs of rupees. Police have registered a case against the employee and are investigating the matter.