Produced in court on Saturday and sent to police custody
An employee of a Marine Drive-based security guard agency was arrested by police on Saturday, for siphoning off Rs 10.7 lakh from the agency within a span of five months. According to preliminary investigation, the accused transferred the amount in 39 transactions to his account from another account. The company had employed Ayyappan Yeaski Mutthu in July 2022 as a payroll manager with the task of preparing the salary chart of guards from Mumbai, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
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He was fired on January 14. The new payroll manager discovered the discrepancy in the accounts. “He found a salary was credited to ‘Jatin Wadher’, who was not an employee. When more bank statements were screened, it was found that within five months, money was credited to Wadher’s account 39 times,” told an officer privy to the investigation. An FIR under IPC section 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) and 420 (cheating) was registered against Mutthu. “He was produced in court on Saturday and sent to police custody. We are looking for Wadher,” he added.
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