Vikash Sharma

Nayagarh police has arrested a person on the charges of stealing Rs 40 lakh from a finance company by creating fake accounts. The accused, identified as Prabir Senapati, was earlier working in the same finance company.

As per reports, Senapati, who hails from Puri, had quit his job a few months back. It is alleged that Senapati, who had access to several passwords of the company, had created eight different fake accounts. Using these fake accounts, Senapati had lured several depositors to deposit money. The entire Rs 40 lakh was subsequently transferred to Senapati’s own account.

The fraud came to light after the branch manager of the finance company lodged a police complaint.

Nayagarh Additional SP, Umakant Mallick said, “Several depositors had deposited around Rs 40 lakh in these fake accounts created by the accused. Later, the accused had transferred the money to his personal account.”

According to Mallick, the accused had withdrawn Rs 9 lakh on February 8 and had done a policy worth Rs 1 lakh. “We have arrested the accused from his house at Delang. We have seized a mobile phone and Rs 9 lakh cash from the accused,” Mallick added.

(Reported by Jayendra Behera)

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