Ex-bank telecaller arrested for fraud
A crime branch team on Saturday arrested two accused, including a former woman bank telecaller, in connection with a credit card fraud reported in the Gurgaon branch of American Express bank. HT reports.gurgaon Updated: Jul 15, 2012 00:38 IST
A crime branch team on Saturday arrested two accused, including a former woman bank telecaller, in connection with a credit card fraud reported in the Gurgaon branch of American Express bank.
Prime accused Akshita Attri, 27, worked with American Express for four months till October 2008, when she was sacked for allegedly submitting forged documents when she was hired.
On Thursday, she was booked for misusing a UK client’s credit card details and conducting illegal online transactions worth more than Rs 10, 85,000 between October 2011 and April 2012.
She had committed the fraud along with her three friends, police has claimed.
Her accomplice Rahil Arora, 27, who worked with an IT firm in Noida, was also arrested from her apartment on Saturday.
The police recovered two Samsung notebooks, two mobile phones, a Dell monitor, a webcam and other items when they raided the apartment in Delhi around 7am. The duo was remanded in police custody for two days for further investigation in the case.
Other two accused in the case — Joginder Kumar and Akshay Mishra — are still absconding and yet to be arrested in the case.
Attri and Arora were produced before the duty magistrate and the police demanded two days’ custody.
According to the FIR, the credit card of one Eugenia Vankeuren, a UK national, was used for online shopping without permission.
Through an internal inquiry, the bank learnt that transactions were made towards the phone numbers of Attri, Arora and Mishra.
Attri, hailing from Amritsar in Punjab, was living in Delhi.
While admitting her crime, Attri told Hindustan Times that she was ready to pay back the amount to the bank.
“I had recovered the credit card details from another company — CRM Digital Synergies Pvt Ltd in Udyog Vihar — I worked with recently. The card belonged to a woman in the UK,” she said. The daughter of an NRI based in Canada, she said that one of her friends had lured her to commit the fraud.