Bank employee held for cheating female customer of Rs 7 lakh in Mumbai | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: An employee of a public sector bank in Malad was arrested by the Bangur Nagar police for cheating a female bank customer of Rs 7 lakh over the period of one year. Police said the accused fraudulently used money from the woman’s bank account to pay his credit card bills and presented her with a fake bank statement.
The 26-year-old complainant works at a massage parlour in Malad. In 2020, she opened a savings bank account with a public sector bank at Malad. As she wasn’t well-versed with banking, the woman would seek help from bank employees to fill up deposit slips etc.
In 2021, the woman got acquainted with the accused, Dinish, who worked at the bank. He would assist her from time to time with banking transactions. The woman told the police that he would also handle her cellphone and ask her for one-time passwords (OTP). She shared the same with him as she trusted him.
According to the FIR, he helped her set up mobile banking and internet banking on her phone and knew her login ID and password. On December 26, 2022, the woman went to the bank with a friend to update her passbook. To her shock, her bank balance was Rs 5 lakh instead of Rs 12 lakh. She inquired with the accused who claimed there was a problem with the passbook printing machine. Two days later, he gave her a bank statement which reflected her account balance as Rs 12 lakh.
But after rechecking the statement at home, the woman came across certain inconsistencies. She then went to meet the bank manager who told her that her account balance was Rs 5 lakh. She learnt that Rs 7 lakh from her account had been used towards making credit card payments. She then approached the Bangur Nagar police to register a complaint. An FIR was registered on March 6.


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