Friday, February 3, 2012

A conman who used to dupe senior citizens in Matunga Parsi Colony posing as an executive from either MTNL or a private cell phone service provider company for the last two years has been arrested.

Conman arrested for duping senior citizens

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A conman who used to dupe senior citizens in Matunga Parsi Colony posing as an executive from either MTNL or a private cell phone service provider company for the last two years has been arrested.

The accused, Ketan Seth, a resident of Mira Road, has been booked for forgery and cheating. He has been remanded in police custody till February 3. A Vodafone identity card, a mobile phone and Rs1.10 lakh in cash have been seized from him.

According to police, Seth (30), a commerce graduate, had been working as an executive with Vodafone for seven years before he was removed from the job in 2009.

“Seth, who is fluent in English and Gujarati, used to target senior citizens staying alone. After selecting the target, he used to meet the victim posing as MTNL executive or an executive of Vodafone. He convinced them that his company had come up with a new scheme. He or she could avail the scheme if he or she should give him a cheque of Rs50 along with the copy of the PAN card and ID proof.”

After getting a signed check, he used to pull it out along with a blank cheque. The blank cheque had a faint imprint of victim’s signature. He would then en-cash the cheque by forging the signature of the victim. He had earlier duped three senior citizens in the Parsi Colony. However, he ran out of his luck on January 13 when he went to 85-year-old Jalu Dastur’s Parsi Colony flat posing as an MTNL executive. After convincing her, he took Rs50 cheque and a blank cheque of Bank of India. At around 1.30pm, Rukshana Bodh, 55, niece of Dastur contacted her on the landline. Dastur then narrated the incident. Bodh suspected foul play and informed the Bank of India about the incident. The bank staff caught Seth when he came to withdraw Rs1.45 lakh from Dastur’s account.

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