Fake bank officer defrauded Rs 54 crore…

The Navi mumbai police have registered a case against a woman who allegedly defrauded the mumbai Metropolitan Region iron and Steel Market Committee of over Rs 54 crore by posing as an officer of a nationalised bank. An official gave this information on Tuesday. According to a complaint lodged by an official of the Kalamboli-based committee, a woman approached the members and office bearers in june 2022 by posing as the manager of a nationalised bank in Panvel. The official said that she gained their confidence and lured them to invest the committee's funds in fixed deposits, promising them high interest rates after submitting quotations with fake documents.

He said that the members and office bearers invested Rs 54.28 crore and the accused woman issued fake and fabricated receipts for this. The official said that when the committee asked for refund of money and interest on the expiry of the deposit period, it gave evasive reply and failed to refund the amount. He said that the accused also presented a fake letter issued by the treasury and investment department of the bank on May 24, 2024, seeking more time to return the money and interest amount. The official said that the police on monday registered a case under sections 420 (fraud), 465 (forgery) and other relevant provisions of the indian Penal Code. He said that the matter is under investigation.

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