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MBA graduate held for duping jewellery store owners in Odisha

28/09/2021 at 6:09 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 28: Police today arrested an MBA graduate for allegedly cheating jewellery shop owners through fake online transaction.

The accused has been identified as Rajiv Prabhas Gupta (37) who claimed to be a resident of Mumbai. Police have also seized gold and silver ornaments worth of Rs 2 lakh.

Police said that the fraudster used to visit different jewellery shops all over India and was purchasing gold, silver and other jewelleries worth of 1 lakh in every case.

“After purchasing the jewelleries the fraudster would ask to make the payment online and was asking the UPI details of the shop and was initially was transferring Rs 10 to the owner with pretension to check whether the payment is going to the correct account or not . Once he gained the confidence of the shop owner he would prepare a fake screenshot of 1 lakh in his mobile which would show payment successful, but this will not reflect in the account of the shop owner. Then the fraudster would tell him that there must be network issues for which the payment is not getting reflected.  From appearance he looks decent and affluent which gives him a privilege to create confidence in the mind of the shop owner and the fraudster an opportunity to escape,” said a police official.

Police said that the accused duped the owner of a jewellery shop in Tamando area in Bhubaneswar on September 15.

“While duping the shop owners he was using his genuine identity like PAN card . After committing the crime the fraudster travelled to Delhi in flight and from Delhi to Imphal. Special Squad got specific information that the culprit would reach Kolkata Airport from Imphal on Monday evening .Accordingly Special Squad and Tamando police proceeded to Kolkata and he was apprehended from Kolkata airport yesterday,” added the police official.

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