Suryakant Jena

Dhenkanal Police on Monday arrested a bank officer on charges of defrauding the bank of lakhs of rupees in the name of several customers by using fake credit cards. The official has been identified as ssistant Manager of Dhenkanal HDFC Bank Office.

As per sources, the banker had allegedly issued fake credit cards in the name of several customers attached with the bank and withdrew amount worth over lakhs from the cards.

The incident came to light after a bank customer approached the authorities seeking investigation into a whopping Rs 3 lakh credit card bill issued on his name. The man also knocked the doors of Dhenkanal Town Police Station in connection with the fraudulence.

Similarly, the bank official has also reportedly swindled around Rs 70000 in the name of another account holder at the bank. The incident came to public view after the account holders received a notification to repay the bill of credit card on their name.

After getting sufficient inputs in connection with both the cases, the police arrested the assistant bank manager.

“ A few days ago, I received many calls telling me about my pending credit card bills but I was shocked as I had little clue. When I visited the bank, I found that the accused had withdrawn the money," said complainant Tapanm bariki

The Branch Manager also knows about the fraudulence and very soon a strong action will be taken as per law, said a bank official of HDFC Bank.

“According to source, a man had complained that a credit card has been opened on his name but he is unaware to it. A total of 3 lakh money had been withdrawn using the credit card. Similarly, another man alleged that despite surrendering his credit card, an amount of Rs 69000 has been withdrawal in his name said Namita Nayak,” IIC of Town Police Station