Back from a trip, man finds mom’s a/c emptied
New Delhi: A high court advocate was shocked to find his mother’s bank account empty after he returned from a holiday. When he approached the bank to enquire, he found several cheques from a cheque book he had kept in his locker were used to withdraw Rs15 lakh within three days.
After an FIR, police started questioning his employees as they suspected the role of one of them in the incident. Police eventually arrested Raju Maurya, the accused working with the advocate, who used a duplicate key to open the locker and stole the cheque book on which he then stencilled the woman’s signature and withdrew the amount.
CCTV footage from the bank shows the accused standing at the counter and withdrawing the money. He used to withdraw the sums in parts to avoid suspicion
In his complaint, the advocate told police that he had gone on a vacation with his family during which he received updates about money being deducted from the account. After he returned, he filed a complaint with the bank authorities and the police.
The CCTV footage from the bank was scanned in which Maurya was found standing at the counter and withdrawing the money. He used to withdraw the sums in parts to avoid suspicion.
Police questioned Maurya during which he admitted to have used the cheques to withdraw the cash using different identities. Police suspect a few other people to have helped him. The role of some of the bank officials, who had given out the cash after verifying the signature, is also under scanner. Police are in the process of recovering the cash as well.