Manager steals credit card,goes on shopping spree,arrested

Greed landed a man,working with a private firm,in jail after he stole a credit card from a woman’s purse in Ansal Plaza shopping complex and shopped with it at the same mall within half-an-hour.

Written by Mohit Sharma | New Delhi | Published:February 28, 2009 12:25 am

Greed landed a man,working with a private firm,in jail after he stole a credit card from a woman’s purse in Ansal Plaza shopping complex and shopped with it at the same mall within half-an-hour. According to the police,they received a complaint from a woman,Punita Kaur that her credit card had been stolen when she was shopping in Ansal Plaza mall.

On the basis of her complaint,the cops started investigations into the matter and found out that the accused,Tarun Sharma had shopped with the same credit card in Ansal Plaza on the day Punita registered her complaint.

“When we started investigations,we managed to get Tarun’s phone number which he had given at one of the shops he visited to purchase items using Punita’s credit card. From his mobile phone number,we traced his house in Shahdara and arrested him,” a senior police officer said.

Senior police officers added that Tarun Sharma works as an area manager in a private firm in Mumbai and had come to Delhi,where his parents stay,a few days ago.

“Tarun had shopped for about Rs 60,000 using Punita’s credit card within half-an-hour of stealing the card from her purse,” the police officers added. Sharma later crushed the card and threw it away in the mall.

Punita Kaur is a resident of Sarojini Nagar area of South Delhi and had gone shopping with her family at Ansal Plaza in South Extension.

A case under Sections 379 (theft),420 (cheating) and 201,411 (destruction of evidence) has been registered against the accused at the Defence Colony police station and Tarun was sent to the judicial custody on Wednesday. Further investigations into the matter are on. The police said that during interrogation,Tarun told the cops that he was earning well in Mumbai. “He earns around Rs 40,000 per month in Mumbai and has a good job ,” a senior police officer said.

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