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Man leaves phone at home, guest shops online for Rs 13k

NOIDA: A 23-year-old guy has lodged a police grievance alleging that a guest who had come to stay with him closing month had used his phone number to make online transactions of Rs 13,300 when the victim was no longer at house.
The complainant Akash Kumar, a resident of Munger in Bihar, stays in a rented accommodation in Wazidpur village in Greater Noida. He works as an apprentice in Lava Mobiles and stocks his accommodation with two friends — Pramod Patel and Anand Patel. All three roommates work at the similar place.

Kumar mentioned Anand’s uncle Sagar Patel had visited them closing month. “Patel had come from Madhya Pradesh and stayed at our room for a few days. Our corporate does no longer permit mobile phones or wallets at office. So, we have to stay them at house,” he mentioned.

Kumar alleged that Sagar had observed him retaining the mobile phone and debit card in a bag in the room.

“My friends and I went for work while the guest stayed at house. There was no trend lock on my phone and it was easy for him to open it. He used my debit card details and the OTP that was dropped at my number to make the transactions. But he took care to delete the messages from the financial institution,” he mentioned.

According to Kumar, the transactions were made on March 13, 14 and 16 and Rs 13,300 was withdrawn from his account in total. As the text messages were deleted, Kumar did not suspect any foul play for weeks. One day, he opened his phone and located his customary SIM card cropped into a micro one. Sensing one thing amiss, he visited the financial institution and located in regards to the three transactions.

“When the transactions have been made, my roommates have been with me at work,” he mentioned. When confronted, Patel left the room in a rush, he alleged.

Pankaj Rai, the SHO of Sector 58 police station, mentioned that they had registered a case of dishonest below Section 420 of the IPC.

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