Cheating has myriad faces, and like a mutative gene, it changes its shape and tenor everyday with the ingenuity of the cheats who abound in our midst.
Here, a pliable 17-year-old boy who was new to his job and was entrusted with the task of depositing Rs.20,000 in a bank lost it to crooks.
D Srinivas was a part-time employee of a company. He had joined recently. Coming from a poor family, he had to supplement his family income. A few days ago his boss gave him Rs.20,000 in cash to be deposited in the State Bank’s Shahpur branch. The boy went to the bank. He was unaccustomed with filling up forms and other formalities for depositing cash.
Two men watched his helplessness. They struck a friendly chat with him and they filled up the form. Meanwhile, they told the boy they had come to deposit Rs.1 lakh but such a huge sum is not accepted from one person. So they need four people for that. The boy was one of them. Another friend would soon come, they told him. They said they will deposit his money first and took his Rs.20,000. They moved to the counter after asking Srinivas to take care of their bag containing Rs.1 lakh.
The unwary youth sat there with the bag and the duo moved to the cashier and then moved out. After a while the boy looked around for the two and he could not find them.
He opened the bag and to his horror found only two genuine Rs.100 notes and the remainder was plain paper cut out like currency note.
The boy weeping profusely approached the police. Sub inspector G Nagaraju of Jeedimetla police station told Postnoon that the cheats have been captured on the CCTV and soon the duo would be caught.
About the Author (Author Profile)
I have been working as a crime reporter in Hyderabad for the past 17 years. I was encouraged to be a journalist by my late father. As a journalist I try to do something unique for society, especially the poor who suffer the most.