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MBA graduate among three men held for cheating job seekers

New Delhi: A former operations manager with a bank has been arrested with his two associates for their involvement in cheating job seekers, police said on Friday.
Police said the accused were identified as Virender Sahu, an MBA graduate who worked with a private bank till 2015, and his associates Vinay Kumar and Arun Kumar. The accused used to withdraw money from banks by using forged letterheads of different firms.
Cops said the bank accounts used by the accused to transfer money have been identified.
During interrogation, Sahu revealed that he had sold a fridge on OLX, where he discovered that numerous résumés of job seekers were available online.
The idea of using these young men struck his mind and he involved Arun and Vinay for committing the crime. Arun worked as a mediator and Vinay arranged the account in which money was to be transferred.
Police claimed that the gang used a unique modus operandi of calling innocent youth, who had posted their resume on OLX for jobs interviews at Connaught Place, New Delhi.
They were asked to come with their bank details, so that their salary can be transferred to their accounts.
On the basis of online information of traders, they lured traders to place quotation on their letterhead with copies of canceled cheques.
Police further said that on the basis of this information, forged letters were prepared requesting banks to transfer money through RTGS/NEFT.
A specific request was made to provide a fresh cheque book to confuse banks. Sahu also used to call bank managers that he is sending a man with the letter and that the transaction was urgent.
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