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Arrested ATM conman was only following in father's footsteps

New Delhi: Professional hierarchy is not just in politics or film industry but it is also followed in crime as the Delhi Police Crimee Branch has arrested a man who followed his father's footsteps to become a successful cheat who have duped senior citizens of their hard earned money at the ATMs.
The Crime Branch has arrested Rajesh alias Raja, 26, a resident of Hisar in Haryana, who indulged in several cases of cheating with innocent people, especially senior citizens by swapping their ATM cards during cash withdrawal from ATMs, all over Delhi.
The accused has confessed to his involvement in dozens of such types of cheatings and presently five cases have been solved with his arrest.
At least 14 ATM cards of different banks have been recovered from the possession of the accused.
After his arrest on Sepember 11 , interrogation of the accused Rajesh revealed that he belongs to a middle class family residing in village Sorkhi in Hisar and was engaged in transport business.
His father who expired about two years ago also indulged in this kind of cheating and was making huge money.
Allured by his father's act, Rajesh learned the tricks used to cheat people.
"The accused is a driver by profession and regularly visits Delhi. He used to recce the ATMs where innocent people or senior citizens used to withdraw their money and would offer them his help in withdrawing money during which, he fraudulently swapped their ATM cards after knowing the card's PIN," said DCP Crime Bhishm Singh.
Thereafter, he would withdraw maximum amount from the account of the victim either by online transaction or by cash from different ATMs with their ATM cards.
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