Bengaluru: Man creates pretend account in lady’s identify, seeks cash for ‘ailing mother’ | Bengaluru Information

BENGALURU: A 26-year-old man from West Bengal who floated a pretend WhatsApp account in a Bengaluru lady’s identify and sought monetary assist by fabricating a narrative that her mom was unwell has been arrested.
Shameer Kumar Shah, who was lately in Bengaluru for a job interview with a agency in Indiranagar, was arrested from his dwelling in Darjeeling. Manjula, an worker of the corporate, had filed a grievance in opposition to him.
“He was working in West Bengal and misplaced his job in June. He had attended the interview within the Indiranagar agency in mid-Could. There, he stole Manjula’s photograph and different particulars,” a police officer mentioned.
In the course of the interview, he was advised to take a written take a look at on the pc supplied by the corporate.
“I noticed a folder which had particulars of the staffers, together with pictures and cellular numbers. I copied them into my pen drive and later bought a brand new sim and created a pretend WhatsApp account within the identify of a girl worker. I began messaging her colleagues that I wanted cash as a result of my mom was hospitalised,” Shameer advised cops.
On studying his message on WhatsApp, Manjula’s colleague despatched Rs 4,500 to the checking account talked about by Shameer. Later, when the colleague known as Manjula to investigate about her mom’s well being, Manjula realised anyone had used her photograph and messaged in her identify.
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