Pune : Deccan Express – Pune Crime News | Two persons who were managing accounts in a branch of famous jeweller Ranka Jewellers forged signatures and prepared cheques in favour of an unknown person and cheated the shop owner of ₹1.06 crore. (Pune Crime News)
The accountants have been identified as Aman Ojha and Dev Narayan Dube. Raj Digambar Deshpande has lodged a complaint (53/23) at the Faraskhana police station. The incident took place at the Ravivar Peth branch of Ranka Jewellers from September 10, 2020 to February 7, 2023.
According to the police, Raj Deshpande is a manager in Ranka Jewellers. Aman Ojha and Dev Narayan Dube were working with him as accountants. They had been given the task of maintaining the accounts in the shop. They made fake signatures on the cheques of the bank account of the shop and prepared invoices in favour of unknown persons. The cheques were deposited in the accounts of unknown persons and kept on withdrawing money.
One of them resigned in September 2022. The second person quit in February 2023. Later, the complainant had a doubt about a cheque. He realised that his fake signature was on the cheque. When he checked the accounts of the last two years, he realised that both of them had made fake signatures and cheated the jewellery shop owner of ₹1.06 crore. Later, he lodged a complaint with the crime branch.
After the complaint was examined, an FIR was registered. API Kavthekar of Pune police Crime Branch unit 1 is investigating the case.
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