Four held for shopping goods worth Rs 10 lakh using fake credit card

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Pune, Jun 21 (UNI) City police today arrested three people for their involvement in shopping goods worth Rs 10 lakh in Surat by allegedly using duplicate credit cards.

Police said the trio were arrested today, while the main accused, Asif Mirza (24), was arrested day before yesterday.

Their arrest happened following a complaint by three employees of a multinational bank, whose credit cards were duplicated and goods worth Rs 10 lakh purchased against their cards in Surat.

After investigations, police found that Mirza, who hails from Mumbai, was working as a cashier in the city's Le Meridien Hotel.

He used to duplicate customers' credit cards and pass the information to his three accomplices, identifided as Wasim Patel (21) from Pune, Umed Sayyed (26) and Bharat Soni (28), both from Mumbai.

While Mirza kept around fifty per cent of the loot, he would give the remaining to be shared by Sayyed and others, police said while describing their modus operandi.

The police have seized 25 duplicate credit cards of foreign banks and two of Indian banks from them. The police feel that more people could be involved in the racket.

Later in the day, the four were produced before a local court, which remanded them to police custody till June 25.


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