It was a double whammy for him. His wife stormed out of his life, and her act exposed his fraudulent education qualifications.
Over the last several years, R. Nandan (33) had successfully presented fake marks cards which helped him get lucrative jobs in information technology firms in Bangalore.
But luck ran out for this deputy general manager with the IT bellwether IBM when, following marital discord, his wife Latha discovered the fraud and complained to the Chandra Layout police.
Nandan was arrested on Saturday when Latha told the police that her husband had used her B.Com. marks card and pre-university marks card to allegedly create a fake marks cards for himself.
During investigations it was revealed that Nandan, currently residing at Papareddy Palya in Nagarbhavi 2nd Stage, is an electronics and communication diploma dropout from M.E.I. Polytechnic in Rajajinagar.
However, using the fake marks cards, Nandan managed to secure admission to a postgraduate certificate programme in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, and got the IIM-K certificate in 2007.
Chandra Layout police said Nandan’s crime came to light following a marital dispute. “Latha, who was packing her belongings after deciding to leave the house, found the fake marks cards and brought the crime to our notice,” the police said.
The police said that Nandan had taken photostat copies of his wife’s pre-university and degree certificates and superimposed his name before getting them notarised.
He used the fakes to first get a job as a manager in the IT major HP — where he worked between 2005 and 2008 — and later as director (marketing) at Amicorp between 2008 and 2011.
He joined IBM as deputy general manager with an annual pay packet of Rs. 24 lakh in August 2011, the police said.