They learnt their trick art at work
During their respective stints as sales executives at different multinational banks, Ravi and Vinish Kumar learnt the rules - and also how to break them.
"Both of them had started-out as tele-marketers for prominent banks. That is when they decided to combine their training and their thirst for gambling money to try their hands at using a magic pen," said an investigating officer.
According to police, Ravi and Vinish - who worked with the same bank, but different branches - had been at it for the last two years and were armed with everything from SIM cards procured on fake ID proofs and fake visiting cards to help them pose as senior bank officials.
Procuring the most important instrument for their con-job, the 'magic pen' with the evaporating ink, ironically, had been the easiest to procure.
"This is not the first time that this magic pen has been used to con unsuspecting account holders," the officer said.