Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mumbai police arrested 19 yr – old girl for credit card fraud

Muskaan Shaikh a 19 years old girl has passed class XI and is a resident of Aurangabad has mastered the art of forging signatures with ease. Shaikh was busy shopping at the Infinity Mall in Andheri (west) on Sunday when her shopping spree came to an end when an alert employee noticed that her signature did not match with the one on the credit card.

At the mall when she went into the Reebok store after visiting a few other outlets. She selected a pair of sport shoes costing Rs4, 000. Inspector Datte Sankhe told, “Shaikh confidently went to the cash counter and offered to pay with a credit card”.

At cash counter the executive asked her to sign on the credit card receipt. The alert executive noticed that the signature did not match with the one on the card. He then kept Shaikh involved in a conversation and meanwhile alerted his seniors, who got in touch with the police.

Sankhe told, “We found 12 credit cards belonging to different people from her purse”. Most of the credit cards were stolen from Mumbai. Earlier in May, a middle-aged woman had lodged a complaint about her purse being stolen from the Infinity mall. Police said watching the CCTV footage it was clear that Shaikh was responsible for the act.

Police has taken Shaikh in its remand till July 24.

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