Two from K’taka held in `3.65 lakh mobile fraud

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Two persons from Karnataka have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) of Pune police for allegedly cheating customers of a private insurance company of Rs 3.65 lakhs by changing registered mobile number associated with their Equated Monthly installments (EMI) cards.

Pune: Two persons from Karnataka have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Cell (CCC) of Pune police for allegedly cheating customers of a private insurance company of Rs 3.65 lakhs by changing registered mobile number associated with their Equated Monthly installments (EMI) cards. The fraudsters then allegedly did shopping on e-commerce websites.

Hemant Ahirrao (39), an employee of the company, had lodged the complaint in this regard with Vimantal police station a week ago. 

According to police, the incident took place between May and October this year. The fraudsters had called the customer care number and got the phone numbers changed pretending to be the actual customers. 

While investigating the case, cops reached Tumkur in Karnataka and nabbed Vikas Somshekhar (26) and Sanju Shashikumar (25). On November 3, cops raided their houses and seized five mobile phones, 14 SIM cards, 7 ATM cards, 7 PAN cards and one laptop, totally worth Rs 87,000.

 DCP (cyber cell & Economic Offences Wing) Jyotipriya Singh supervised the investigation team which included Police Inspector Radhika Phadke, PSI Kiran Aute, police constable Shirish Gavde, Nitesh Shelar and Bhooshan Shelar.

 Both the accused persons have been handed over to the Vimantal police station for further investigation in the case.

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