Fraud: Doctor duped of Rs 40 lakhs by man pretending as bank employee offering Rs 8 crore loan
Maharastra: In a fraud case, a Maharashtra based 36-year-old doctor was duped of Rs 40 lakh after a man claiming to be a private bank employee cheated him by making false claims of sanctioning a loan of Rs 8 crore. On the basis of the complaint filed by the doctor, the Nagari police have lodged a complaint against the con under the charges of committing fraud.
According to recent media reports, the accused approached the doctor as a bank employee and convinced him to pay 40 lakhs in order to get a loan of 8 Crores and afterwards fled with the money.
Police inspector Machindra Patil of Nigdi police station told Times of India that "The doctor wanted to expand the existing facility. He received a call from the man last month. He met the doctor at his clinic but did not get out of his vehicle citing the Covid-19 threat. He had told the doctor to pay Rs 40 lakh as processing fees before sanctioning the loan amount. Without verifying the credentials of the person, the doctor, who had withdrawn the amount from the bank, handed it over to the man. He did not even visit the bank over the next few days to enquire about the loan."
He also added that "The doctor approached us and subsequently lodged the complaint. he phone number of the man is not functioning anymore and his name also turned out to be fake. Since he didn't step out of his vehicle while accepting the money, we don't have CCTV footage. Our investigation is underway."
According to the investigating officer, the accused has been identified as Rohan Pawar but has not been arrested.