NOIDA: The crime branch arrested the trio who procured more than a dozen credit cards from a financial major’s Gurgaon office using fake documents and duped it of Rs 76 lakh over nine months.
According to the cops, one of the accused was in charge of verifying credentials and documents for the victim company. Police said a third accused is absconding. Two teams have been formed to apprehend him.
Police have identified Rajesh Sharma alias Pradeep Sharma as the mastermind. “Sharma was apprehended from a flat in Crossings Republik in Ghaziabad where he was residing with the absconding accused,” said Vishwajeet Srivastava, DSP, Noida. “The second person has been identified as Gaurav Kumar, who is a master in computer application and was working with the victim company,” he said.
According to the police, the crime came to light when the MNC financial services company noticed two credit cards with the same photos being swiped. “These two cards had different addresses and different company names. On further investigation it was found that the credit cards had been procured using fake documents,” Srivastava said.
Police said that Sharma was a small-time broker involved in procuring home loans for people. Kumar on the other hand was working with the victim company and had to meet targets for marketing credit cards.
“The two got together and devised a plan to obtain the credit cards through false means. While Kumar would recommend the individuals to his company vouching for their credibility, Sharma would provide the fake documentation. A private landline number was provided for references and verification to the MNC and was answered by Sharma himself,” the Noida DSP said.
Police have recovered a Skoda car, 2 LCDs, 15 pan cards, 2 laptops, 3 smart phones, scores of cheque books of several banks and jewellery. “On interrogation, the accused have revealed that the absconding fraudster has two other cars, which are yet to be recovered,” said the DSP. “We have launched a manhunt for him and two crime branch teams are raiding several places where he could be hiding,” he added.
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Courtesy : Times of India