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Amazon employee arrested in Pune for stealing 234 mobile phones from company

The accused kept the receipt of the mobile phones and sold them through Olx at a subsidised rate.

pune Updated: Jan 25, 2018 23:08 IST
Shalaka Shinde
The police recovered a total of 45 mobile phones, collectively worth ₹10,38,000.
The police recovered a total of 45 mobile phones, collectively worth ₹10,38,000.(HT PHOTO)

A 25-year-old employee of Amazon was arrested by the Unit 1 of Pune police crime branch for stealing 234 mobile phones from Amazon Transportation Services Private Limited in the past year. The police identified the youth as Suraj Suresh Kadam, who is a resident of an area near Dhanori road. Kadam was sent to four days in police custody. The police recovered a total of 45 mobile phones from him and his relatives, collectively worth ₹10,38,000.

When the police first arrested Kadam, he was found in possession of four mobile phones worth ₹29,000. The other phones were recovered from his acquaintance, friends and family members, to whom he had sold the mobile phones, according to the police.

"He kept the receipt of the mobile phones and sold them through Olx at a subsidised rate. A rebate of some amount is available on online transactions anyway, so no one suspected anything against him," said Pankaj Dahane, deputy commissioner of police, crime.

The complaint in the matter was filed by Pranav Gopal Borale, security loss manager of Amazon Transportation Pvt Ltd. The police of Unit 1 learned that the suspect in the case was coming to Tingare Vavar in Bhairavnagar area of Pune with a bag full of mobile phones.

Kadam picked up the mobile handsets belonging to various brands from the Amazon shipments at airports. The brands included OnePlus, Redmi, Samsung and LG among others. The police are now recovering mobile phones from the people who bought them from Kadam.

The police do not suspect Kadam, who worked at the company for the past four years, to have had any associates in the matter, according to assistant commissioner of police Sameer Shaikh.