Bengaluru: The Koramangala police have arrested three people including an accountant who had siphoned off Rs 10 lakh from the salary of 20 employees from the same private firm.
The accused have been identified as Prashanth Kumar K, 24, Prashanth Ramu, 33, and Syed Suleman, 21. The police said that the accused, Syed was working as an accountant in AGM Teamlease Service Limited. He had collected the bank credentials of employees and later to siphon off money, he allegedly updated it as a friend's account.
According to the police, Sayed had started working in the firm recently and within three months of joining, collected bank account numbers of the employees to commit the crime. Even after committing the crime, he continued to work in the same firm so that the others would not suspect him.
The employees shared their new email IDs which were given by the company and also shared their bank details with him to update their profile when Sayed, saved their passwords. Sayed made it look genuine and shared email and password details with the other two accused and sent an email to the employees requesting them to change the bank salary account details.
The salary of as many as 20 employees was credited to other accounts in the month of May. The employees immediately brought the issue to the notice of their higher-ups. During the audit, they found out about the money being transferred to other accounts and filed a complaint with the Koramangala police station in July.
During the probe, they found out that Syed had saved the email IDs and passwords of the employees and emails were sent by his friends. The police suspected Syed's involvement and immediately took him into custody for questioning where he confessed to the crime.
The Koramangala police have registered a case and have arrested all the three accused for their involvement in the crime....