3 From UP Dupe SBI Of Rs 4.5 Cr By Withdrawing Cash Fraudulently From ATMs In Odisha

Sambalpur: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly duping the SBI of around Rs 4.5 crore by using cards of different banks and manipulating ATM machines in Bamra block of Odisha’s Sambalpur in the last one year.

Those arrested have been identified as Prince Kumar (23), Aditya Singh (22) and Bablu Lal Singh (25). They are all natives of Uttar Pradesh.

A four-wheeler, four mobile phones and Rs 1.55 lakh in cash, besides 12 ATM cards, from their possession.

The investigation, on the basis of a complaint lodged by SBI officials on Thursday, revealed that the trio had made 4,892 fraudulent transactions in different ATMs in Sambalpur.

Explaining the modus operandi, Sambalpur SP B Gangadhar said the accused did not let the shutter close while withdrawing money from the ATM, which would then display an ‘incomplete transaction’ message. They would then call customer care over banking error and the money would be credited back to their accounts.

The trio made 18 transactions amounting to Rs 1,74,500 on April 1 and another 16 transactions amounting to Rs 1,55,500 from the SBI ATM at Keseibahal market on April 6, he added.


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