Indore : Another case of cheque fraud surfaced when a conman encashed a cheque of Rs 60000 issued to a Mumbai-based firm by a city firm.

According to Lasudia police, the complaint was lodged by Arpit Ganguly of Ravi Nagar and the manager of HDFC Bank, located in Scheme No 94, on Monday night.

As per the complaint, on February 15 a cheque (000214) drawn in favour of Mohan son of Ratan Patel was received by the bank through Indian Overseas Bank for Rs 61,875.

A routine check revealed nothing unusual about the cheque and based on that payment was released to Mohan’s account with Indian Overseas Bank. Mohan withdrew the money from the bank on the same day it was deposited in his account.

On February 26, a complaint from Hemraj Enterprises was received by HDFC Bank, Mulund Branch, Mumbai stating that the firm had issued a cheque bearing number 000214 to Shreejee Electricals, Mumbai, but the money was never deposited in their account although the money was debited to their account.

An inquiry revealed that the said cheque was deposited in the drop box of State Bank of India, Safed Pool branch, Mumbai for collection. The accused Mohan had stolen the cheque and encashed it in Indore by putting his name on it. The police have registered the case and are investigating.

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