The police have unearthed a major fake credit card racket after arresting two men for allegedly cheating a Borivli-based Metro Cash and Carry, a wholesale store, of Rs. 5.08 lakh.
The police, who are on the lookout for the main accused, Hukumsingh Rao, suspect that there are at least four such gangs operating across Mumbai.
The scam was discovered after a group of seven men purchased home appliances, mobile phones and dry fruits from the store on March 29 and 30 using two credit cards. On April 13, the store filed a complaint with the Kasturba Marg police after the bank did not transfer the billed amount.
After learning that the credit cards used were fake, the police sifted through the store's CCTV footage and spotted Rao, who has 42 cases of cheating against him across India.
They then received a tip-off and arrested Rao's brother-in-law, Shravansingh Rao, from his flat in Mira Road, and another accused, Devanand Maruti Kokni, from Kurla.