Man pretending to be a bank staffer dupes woman of Rs. 97,500

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 1 July 2018

The police are trying to identify the accused in the incident with the help of CCTV footages

Pune: An unidentified man, who posed as a staffer of the State Bank of India (SBI) Bharati Vidyapeeth branch, duped a woman of Rs 97,500 cash on Friday.

Dr Ankita Shirkande (31) of Ambegaon Pathar has lodged an FIR in this regard with the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station.

According to the police, the incident took place at around 11.35 am. Ankita had gone to the SBI branch located near the main gate of Bharati Vidyapeeth to deposit Rs 97,500. She was standing in the queue and counting the cash when a man pretending to be a bank staffer approached her. 

He told her that the bank will be closed in some time and he offered to help her deposit the cash before the bank closes. Ankita believed him and gave the cash to him. 

However, he decamped with the money. When she enquired with the bank officials, she realised she was cheated and lodged a complaint with the police.

The police are trying to identify the accused in the incident with the help of CCTV footages. 

Assistant Police Inspector CM Suryawanshi is further investigating the 
duping case.

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