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Cases against ex-employees of Gurgaon travel firms for fraudulently booking flight tickets, hotel rooms

Two employees of travel firms in Gurgaon have been booked for using credit and debit card details of clients to book flight tickets and hotel rooms

gurgaon Updated: Mar 03, 2017 10:55 IST
Abhishek Bhel
Abhishek Bhel
Hindustan Times
The employees allegedly used credit and debit card details of clients to book flight tickets and hotel rooms.
The employees allegedly used credit and debit card details of clients to book flight tickets and hotel rooms.(Representative Photo)

Two separate cases of fraud were registered at the Udyog Vihar police station in which former employees had allegedly used credit and debit card details of the complainants’ customers to buy airline tickets and make hotel reservations fraudulently.

In the first case, a former employee was booked for booking airline tickets worth several lakhs using bank details of a customer. In the other case, a case was registered against a woman employee for buying tickets and making hotel reservations for family and friends using a customer’s banking details.

A police official said that an official of Intelnet Global Service lodged a complaint that a former employee, identified as Vikky Sagar from Delhi’s Devli village, who had worked as team leader in the company, had siphoned off more than Rs27 lakh.

He had allegedly used the banking details of travel firm Thomas Cook to book tickets worth Rs27 lakh, which was transferred to his personal account.

Thomas Cook had shared its banking details with Intelnet Global Services for purchasing air tickets. Police said Sagar had taken advantage of this to buy tickets fraudulently. He had left his job in December when he got the indication that the company had come to know of his activities.

Initially, a complaint in this regard was made to the cyber cell of the Gurgaon police, which is also investigating the matter.

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Meanwhile, in another case, the Udyog Vihar police station booked a former employee of a travel firm for using a client’s banking details to buy airline tickets worth lakhs of rupees for her friends and relatives. An official of Inter Globe Technology Ltd, another online travel company, lodged a complaint that credit and debit card details of its client Expedia were misused to book airline tickets and make hotel reservations.

The investigating official said they are still working out the exact amount involved.

Police said the employee, Monica Mehta, had allegedly made 23 hotel reservations and booked 10 air tickets fraudulently. The details of 29 credit and debit cards were allegedly used by Mehta, who was working with the company and had access to these details.

“In both the cases, the accused have misused the details of credit and debit cards to which they had access. These cases are being investigated,” said Arjun Dev, SHO, Udyog Vihar police station.