Unidentified persons transferred Rs 11.92 lakhs from an individual’s saving account of the scheduled bank situated at Sheetal Nagar Area of Mira Road by using counterfeit cheques. He used three cheques, which goes unrecognised by the bank employees as fake, to withdraw the amount.
The cheque amounting Rs. 3.95 lakh, Rs. 3.98 lakh and Rs.3.99 lakh were withdrawals.
Ironically, the account holder was in Dubai when the fraudulent transactions were made. However, he claimed that the amount was withdrawn through counterfeit cheques and forged signatures, he still possesses the cheque-leaves bearing the same numbers. Meritoriously, how the serial number of the cheque leaves and balance amount details went to fraudulent is still unclear.
According to the police, an investigation into a case of financial fraud was initiated after a complaint in this context was registered by the manager of the bank. A case under sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC has been registered at the Mira Road Police Station against an unknown person. Police are further investigating the case.