The accused made a fake email ID of the company’s client and placed an order with the logistics firm; he fled once the crime came to light
Six months after a Pydhonie-situated logistics company was duped of Rs 60.75 lakh by one of its employees, he finally was caught on Tuesday by the Pydhonie police.
Rajesh Kumar Singh had been on the run for nearly six months
The cops said the 32-year-old accused, identified as Rajesh Kumar Singh, is a ‘womaniser’ and had spent all the money on bar girls, one of whom will be arrested for helping him commit the crime.
“During the investigation, we found that Singh is a womaniser and had splurged all the money on bar girls. He even loaned a bar girl lakhs of rupees. We will soon arrest her as she was also involved in the case,” said Tukaram Nimbalkar, assistant inspector of Pydhonie police station.
In October last year, Singh, who was a project manager in the company, created a fake client email ID. “Singh, along with few others, created a fake e-mail ID of one of the clients and through that, placed an order with the company,” said a police officer.
He then alerted his employer about the order and recommended that the company outsource the job to a transportation company he knew at a cheaper cost. This transportation firm belonged to Singh’s friend, who after getting the contract, got paid on showing fake bills of Rs 60.75 lakh to the logistics firm, while claiming that the goods had been transported to the client. He was arrested later.
It was when Singh’s employer asked his client for payment that he came to know of the fraud. The client told him that though the email address bore their company’s name, it was fake.
The company, in December 2015, had filed a case against Singh and four others (including the bar girl and the transportation firm owner). Out of five, three accused have been arrested and two are still at large.
“Around Rs 7 lakh has been recovered from Singh, who has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act for cheating, forgery, impersonation and identity theft. He has been remanded in police custody till June 10,” Nimbalkar added.