Two Held for Swindling Money from ATMs

Published: 15th May 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The Aluva police on Thursday arrested two persons who swindled `14 lakh by duping a non-banking finance company(NBFC). The arrested are Prasanth, of Perumbavoor and Rajeev of Cherthala.

According to the police, the duo were employees of a firm which was entrusted with the job of uploading and maintaining white label ATMs (WLA) of the finance company.

“The accused had been filling currencies in 10 ATMs of the financial company in Ernakulam district. The accused swindled money while uploading it. The details regarding the money withdrawn from the ATM was overlooked by another firm. Hence the cheating did not come to light initially. However, during the  auditing of the financial company and the amount withdrawn from its ATMs, the fraudulent activities of the accused persons came to light,” police officials said.

Following this a complaint was lodged with the police last month. The accused were arrested and are being interrogated by the police at Aluva. They would be produced before the court on Friday.

Bangladeshi National Held

The District Rural Police on Thursday arrested a person suspected to be a Bangladeshi national at Chengamanadu near Aluva.

Roobel Sheikh, 23, who was nabbed near a construction site, told the police that he was a resident of Murshidabad in West Bengal. However, the police suspects that Sheikh belongs to Haropore in Bangladesh.

A detailed interrogation was conducted after the address provided by Sheikh in West Bengal was confirmed to be fake by the police there.

During questioning, he confessed to the police that he was a Bangladeshi citizen, and that he was staying in Kerala for the past two years, allegedly without valid documents, including passport.

Interestingly, he managed to find employment at various places in the district, despite not having proper documents.


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