Bank manager cons student of Rs 42K

Bank manager cons student of Rs 42K

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A 22-year-old MBBS student has accused a bank manager of fraudulently transacting on her card and withdrawing Rs 42,000 from her account in the early hours of July 6.

The student, Simran Singh, said the text message informing her of the transaction came when she was at home sleeping and her ATM card was in her purse.

The money in her account was for her college fees and for the past one month, she is depending on her friends for money as the bank blocked her debit card and virtually slammed the door on her face by closing her complaint, saying she submitted forged documents. Simran received the message on her phone around 4 am on July 6, saying Rs 42,023 has been withdrawn from an ATM in Vapi in Mumbai. She immediately called up the bank’s Kannamangala branch in Whitefield and got her card blocked.

The bank asked her to give a police complaint, a dispute form and a copy of her debit card, which Simran submitted, and asked her to wait for 21 days. When she approached the bank again, she was told that the documents she submitted were forged and closed her complaint. She then complained to the Whitefield police, who suspected a bank employee’s role in the fraud and registered an FIR.

Simran contacted the bank’s corporate office and gave the requisite documents, including a copy of the FIR, for reopening her case. The bank asked her to wait for another seven days.

The Whitefield police have booked the bank manager for cheating.

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