Africans held for net fraud
Two men of African-descent were arrested for hacking into a company’s bank account and and siphoning off Rs 16 lakh from it, the Crime Branch claimed on Monday.
Evans Ukah Mendi, 34, from Cameroon and William Tambo, 37, who hails from South Africa, were arrested from south Delhi’s Safdurjung Enclave on Sunday following investigations into a complaint received from a private company, Ashok Chand, DCP (crime) said.
“On February 29, the owner of the company that manufactures confectionery items lodged a complaint that about Rs 16 lakh was transferred fraudulently from their current account through net banking on February 22,” DCP Chand said.
The money was used to purchase of goods worth lakhs from online portals, said Sanjay Bhatia, additional DCP (crime).