Tenant steals senior citizen’s cheques, tries to withdraw Rs35.5 lakh in Mumbai
The man deposited the cheques by forging the complainant’s signature.mumbai Updated: Dec 14, 2017 20:41 IST
A 72-year-old Mulund resident, Suresh Berde, was about to lose Rs35.5 lakh, as his tenant stole two cheques that were sent to him by courier and tried to deposit them in a bank. The police have booked an unidentified man.
“The accused got the cheques that were couriered to the complainant,” said a police officer.
The tenant deposited the cheques by forging the complainant’s signature. He was, however, not able to transfer the money. The complainant was informed about the cheating attempt, after which he approached the Mulund police station.
A case has been registered under sections 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc) 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a forged document) 511 punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment) and 34 (common intention).