Mumbai: Men dupe tiffin service owner of 24 lakhs, caught
Mayur and Rishabh Kanti could steal from the dabbas of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association for only so long
The accused diverted the funds paid to the association of dabbawalas for seminars and advertisements from all over the world. Pic for representation
Mayur and Rishabh Kanti could steal from the dabbas of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Association for only so long. The two co-ordinators of the association have been booked for allegedly swindling over Rs 24.39 lakh over the past two years by misusing the letterhead and signatures of office-bearers to gain access to the association's email account.
Co-ordinator Sambhaji Medge lodged an FIR with the Shivaji Park police on July 24.
Access to email
The brothers allegedly used the documents to gain access to the association's email account, through which the dabbawalas used to get invitations for seminars, for which they were paid, as well as ad contracts from across the world. Its officer-bearers interact with their clients through their official email, registered with Rediffmail.
Medge alleged that the accused sent the letterhead and signatures to Rediffmail to first deactivate the association's official email account and domain, and then, issue new ones.
Old one in his pocket
After a few days, Mayur visited Rediffmail's office and purchased the old email account and domain for himself. After this, he used it to send emails to clients across the world and ask them to contact him and his people for seminars or ad contracts.
Mayur also gave a new bank account for payments, which belongs to Rishabh's company. The clients believed the email to be authentic and proceeded to pay as per the changes requested. Between 2015 and 2016, the accused managed to divert Rs 24,39,000 in client payments to their desired bank account, preliminary police probe has revealed.
New money from all over
He got money from across the world via six transactions, including Rs 15 lakh from Ola cab for an ad contract.
Rs 24.39 lakh
The amount the brothers swindled
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