CHENNAI: A Collection agent for a Delhi-based garment business has been arrested for trying to deposit 13 fake Rs 2,000 notes in a bank.
The incident came to light when the private bank manager got suspicious when he saw the notes. He realised that the 13 notes had the same serial number. He immediately alerted the police who arrested K Alvin Christopher (45).
“Alvin Christopher (45) is a resident of Puzhal,” Mylapore police told Express. “He was working as collection agent for a Delhi-based man Mohan who runs a garments business and sends garments to his clients from Delhi.”
Police said Mohan had reportedly employed Christopher to collect the money from his client’s company and deposit it into his account. Police said Christopher was doing his job diligently for the last two years. As per Mohan’s instructions, Christopher called one of the clients, Prasanth who runs a garments shop in Vepery. Prasanth told Christopher to pick up Rs 26,000 from his driver.
Police said the driver gave Christopher 13 notes and told him that though the notes were fake, no one would find out. The driver also allegedly told him that if he deposited the money, he would get a commission of Rs 10,000. After this, Christopher went to the bank but got caught.
Based on the manager, N Sathiya Narayana’s complaint, Alvin was nabbed. A probe is on to catch the driver.