Several complaints of fraudulent transactions collectively worth more than Rs 4 lakh from ATMs in Borivli, Ghatkopar and Marine Drive have come to light.
The police said that the first complainant, Borivli resident Prabha Bhatia, said that on August 5, three withdrawals collectively amounting to Rs 25,000, were made from her SBI account. The last transaction by her was withdrawal from the ATM at Kora Kendra in Borivli (West) on August 3.
The police said that 12 more people have lodged complaints with the Borivli police, alleging that Rs 4.15 lakh has been collectively withdrawn from their accounts. While Rs38,500 was withdrawn fraudulently from the account of Ganesh Patil, Rs50,049 was withdrawn from Iti Jain’s account.
The police said that the money had been withdrawn from ATMs at Ghatkopar and Marine Drive. Police are trying to get in touch with the banks of the complainants to get more information on the withdrawals.
"Once the ATM locations are ascertained, we will check the CCTV footage of the centres to identify the accused," said an official.
The police said that several of the complainants had used the ATM at Kora Kendra.
"We are probing further," said an official from the Borivli police, adding that they will check if there was a skimming device fitted in the card slot at the Kora Kendra ATM.