Sacked woman exec booked for credit card fraud
She got herself a job at American Express using fake documents, misused the credit card information of a client and splurged over Rs 10 lakh on holidays with her two boyfriends. Leena Dhankhar reports.gurgaon Updated: Jul 13, 2012 23:47 IST
She got herself a job at American Express using fake documents, misused the credit card information of a client and splurged over Rs 10 lakh on holidays with her two boyfriends.
But she ran out of luck on Thursday with the law finally catching up with her.
A case was registered at the DLF City (Phase 2) police station against accused Akshita Attri, in her early 20s, for an online fraud of Rs 10,85,000. “Her two boyfriends — Rahil Arora and Akshay Mishra — were also booked in the case,” a police officer said.
According to the FIR, the credit card of one Eugenia Vankeuren, a US national, was used for online transactions between October 2011 and April this year without her knowledge.
Through an internal inquiry, the bank got to know that transactions were made towards the phone numbers of Attri, Arora and Mishra.
Following this, the bank contacted Attri who confirmed she had used the card but insisted that she had taken the permission of the cardholder.
The bank contacted the card holder who denied Attri's claim. When the bank again contacted Attri, she stopped taking the phone calls.
“We cracked this credit card fraud case in a week’s time. We traced Attri and spoke to her. We called her for interrogation and she revealed that she used the credit card along with her boyfriends Akshay and Rahil for online shopping, mobile recharges, air tickets and purchasing electronic items from stores in Delhi and Mumbai,” Suresh Kumar of the Cyber Crime Cell told HT.
Attri, hailing from Amritsar, is currently based in Delhi. In 2008, she joined American Express bank in DLF Phase-2 as a telecaller. However, she was sacked in just four months as it was found that she had submitted fake documents.
DLF City (Phase 2) SHO Jagdish Prasad said, “We registered a case only after the Cyber Crime Cell solved it. We are conducting investigation and will soon arrest the accused.”
“Akshita was sacked in October 2008. She and her associates have conspired and cheated American Express of Rs 10,85,200,” added Prasad.
Attri’s father is a retired government official while her elder sister is settled in Canada. The bank was not available for comment.
First Published: Jul 13, 2012 23:44 IST