Techie held for ATM card fraud

Published: 29th March 2013 10:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2013 10:23 AM   |  A+A-

The cyber crime police arrested a 22-year-old techie for misusing an ATM card of a contractor. Police also seized a Nokia mobile, Dell tablet computer and some incriminating documents from him.

According to police, a bank manager lodged a complaint with cyber crime police on August 13, 2012, regarding the misuse of an ATM card of a customer by some unknown person, who withdrew Rs 4 lakh from the account. The cyber crime police registered a case under section 66-D of the IT Act and section 420 of IPC.

The accused, Eethakota Charan (22), is an IT professional working at a private firm and living in Reddy Reddy Colony, Tirupati. He was arrested at his residence.

He confessed that his brother was working with the victim, who is a contractor in Chittoor district.

Charan noticed the contractor giving his card to his brother for withdrawing cash. He noted down the card number and the PIN and returned to Tirupati. He made several transactions on www.freelancer.com and invested about Rs 3 lakh by creating different user IDs.

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