Ex-air hostess held for credit card fraud

Jul 17, 2012, 10:33 IST | Surender Sharma

Akshita Atri, a former air hostess, was held for misusing the credit card details of a US national.

The Gurgaon police have arrested two persons, including one former air hostess, in relation to a credit card fraud.

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The two persons arrested are former air hostess Akshita Atri and Ruhil, believed to be her live-in partner.

Atri along with her friends have allegedly cheated a US woman of Rs 11 lakh by accessing her credit card details.

According to reports, Atri, while working with the call centre of a bank in Gurgaon for four months had accessed credit card pins and other details of the US woman when she had called up the call centre for some help.

Later, she was sacked by the bank for giving forged documents. The suspects had used the credit card for online shopping between October 2011 and April 2012.

The bank started investigations and later approached cops after a complaint from the US national and an internal probe revealed that the credit card was being used through different mobile phones, one of which belonged to Atri, said sources.

Atri along with her friends had undertaken various leisure trips including one to Mumbai by making online hotel booking and air travel booking using the credit card.

They had also bought several electronic items online using the credit card. A former airhostess, she hails from Amritsar in Punjab.

The police said that the accused has confessed to their crime during interrogation and gave a list of items they had purchased through internet to the police.

Police, after raiding Atri's house, have seized two mobile phones, a computer monitor, a webcam and two laptops. They have also raided certain places in Gurgaon and Delhi to nab other culprits.






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