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Man held for online fraud; arrested

Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12:12:37
The Cyber Crime police on Thursday arrested a person on charges of cheating people after posing as a bank official and stealing money from their accounts for his personal purpose.
According to the police, the suspect, Mahendra Kumar Mandal (19), of Jamtara district in Jharkhand, used to call the victims on their mobile phones and obtain their debit/credit card details impersonating as a bank official.“He used to collect information from the victims on the pretext of renewing their ATM cards and would then transfer cash from their accounts into his personal accounts,”



said VP Tiwari, Inspector, Cyber Crime.
He used the money for shopping and evidence that he purchased goods from shopping centres in Jharkhand and West Bengal was found.
Based on a complaint lodged by Ch. Shankar, a resident of Bowenpally, the police conducted the investigation and nabbed the suspect a few days ago from his native village. He was brought here on a transit warrant and later produced in a local court. He was remanded in judicial custody on Thursday evening.Police have seized nearly Rs 3,000, mobile phones and ATM cards from his possession.

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