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CHENNAI: Officials of the Central Crime Branch on Friday arrested the cashier of a nationalised bank on charges of cheating customers and swindling their money to the tune of Rs.14 lakh.

According to police sources, the accused Sabha Keerthi (57), cashier in the bank in Washermenpet, misappropriated funds by not crediting funds deposited by customers, mostly senior citizens. However, she would issue fake manual receipts.

When one of the customers came to take out money from his account early this week, he found that it had only around Rs.10,000 while the balance shown in the passbook was around Rs.1.8 lakh.

After an internal enquiry, the bank authorities lodged a complaint with Commissioner of Police T. Rajendran, who forwarded the case to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Crime Branch) C. Sridhar for investigation. A special team arrested Keerthi, who confessed to having swindled the money by cheating the customers.

Another case

In another case, the cashier of a nationalised bank located in Peravalur and two others were arrested for applying for a loan with fake documents.

According to police sources, B. Rajendran (58), the cashier, floated a fake garment company and made his friends Karthikeyan (48) and Vasantha Kumari (40) as partners.

The three created fake documents and applied for a loan to the tune of several crore rupees.

During scrutiny, the conspiracy of the accused came to light.

On a complaint lodged by the bank manager, the CCB police registered a case and arrested the three accused, the sources added.

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