Techie-turned-cyberpunk held

Techie-turned-cyberpunk held
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Warangal Cyber Crime Police on Thursday arrested a techie, who allegedly involved in online fraud.

Hanamkonda: Warangal Cyber Crime Police on Thursday arrested a techie, who allegedly involved in online fraud.

Addressing a press conference here, Commissioner of Police V Ravinder said that 27-year-old Guguloth Vijay, a native of Velikatta village in Mahabubabad district, who is residing in Hyderabad with his wife and a daughter, did his B Tech (Electronics) from a private engineering college.

Habituated to lavish life, Vijay, who worked with several companies in Hyderabad, was not happy with his income. To make a quick buck, he resorted to cybercrime. The accused used to visit SBI and Andhra Bank ATM centres in Boduppal area and wait for an opportunity to note down the digits of the debit card and PIN keyed in by the victim.

Then he used to purchase gift vouchers of various companies. It’s learnt that he had made several purchases in business establishments like Big Bazar, Joy Alukkas, Reliance Digital etc.

Against this backdrop, the Cyber Crime wing that investigated the case zeroed in on Vijay. The police laid a trap and apprehended Vijay, when he came to an ATM centre at JPN Road in Warangal.

According to the police, so far Vijay had deceived around 550 ATM users spread across Warangal, Cyberabad, Rachakonda and Hyderabad Police Commissionerates.

The police seized gold jewellery worth around Rs 30 lakh, documents of two properties, a car, two air conditioners, two washing machines, two computers, LED TV, six mobile phones, 10 sim cards of various networks etc. from the accused.

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