Staffer held for diverting funds to her account

Staffer held for diverting funds to her account

An employee of a private firm has been booked for illegally transferring Rs 8 lakh collected from customers to her account and to those of her relatives.

Hanumantha Reddi, the owner of Sri Sri Business Links, a travel booking firm, filed a complaint of cheating and criminal breach of trust against his executive Harshitha S before the Ashoknagar police on Tuesday.

He stated in the complaint that between September 2015 and July 2018, Harshita had diverted money to her bank account and those of her relatives. The incident came to light during the audit.

In another case, a travel agency filed a complaint against its former business partner for cheating it of Rs 62 lakh.

Complainant Ashley Fernandes, area manager of Alhind Tours and Travels at Brigade Road stated that his firm had entered into an agreement with another travel agency in Jayanagar for air tickets for pilgrims.

He stated that Fayaz Khan had availed air tickets for his clients from October 2016 to September 2018 but did not pay for them. Despite several attempts, he was unable to contact him. The Ashoknagar police booked Khan for cheating and criminal breach of trust.