The accused managed to get fake identification cards in Hyderabad and opened four bank accounts where the victims deposited money, the police said. (Representational Image)
Hyderabad: An Andhra Pradesh native who duped job aspirants under the pretext of providing jobs in Capgemini and IBM, and took about Rs 90 lakh after conducting fake interviews, was arrested by the Cyberabad Cyber Crime police.
The accused managed to get fake identification cards in Hyderabad and opened four bank accounts where the victims deposited money, the police said.
In 2018, one Srinivasa Kumar Rayudu of KPHB Colony lodged a complaint with the Cyberabad Cyber Crime police alleging that he deposited about Rs 7.28 lakh in two bank accounts belonging to one Akash Manduri, who claimed to be a software consultant.
Kumar contacted a phone number provided in advertisements posted on Quickr and Olx websites. During the calls, Akash claimed to be a consultant who helped people get jobs in tech firms. He took a telephonic interview of Mr Rayudu and demanded money to issue an offer letter. The aspirant deposited the money, but Akash demanded more, which made Mr Rayudu suspicious.
Based on the complaint, the police registered a case and caught Akash alias Hema Siva Kumar Thanniru of Kadapa on Tuesday evening. Siva confessed that he took fake identification proofs in 2016 with a Nizampet address and opened four bank accounts (Andhra Bank, HDFC, Axis banks) in Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
The accused took the help of Anudeep and Murthy of Bengaluru. He has been arrested and was remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday.