Call centre girl arrested for US credit card fraud

By Indo Asian News Service | Saturday, September 02, 2006 | 11:06:34 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) A call centre employee who allegedly splurged on online shopping with credit card numbers of the company's US clients was arrested here.

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) A call centre employee who allegedly splurged on online shopping with credit card numbers of the company's US clients was arrested here.

Sulagna Roy, 23, an employee of a call centre in the city's IT hub at Sector 5 of Salt Lake, was arrested Friday from her James Long Sarani residence in south Kolkata on charges of cheating foreign nationals by using their credit card numbers and shopping for goods worth Rs.200,000.

Roy allegedly duped 42 US clients of the call centre and purchased everything from chocolate to air conditioner.

She was remanded to police custody for a fortnight after being produced in the Bankshall Court here.

'Sulagna is well aware of the new age cyber crimes, going by her modus operandi. She targeted US citizens so that she can escape law as they would be unable to lodge complaints from there,' said Gyanwant Singh, deputy commissioner of police (detective department).

He said when the US clients would contact the call centre for online purchases and disclose their credit card numbers, she would note them down.

When clients in US complained about the discrepancies in California, police there swung into action and zeroed in on the website of the company which in turn contacted their Indian network.

The call centre's Indian officials lodged a complaint with Kolkata police's cyber wing and finally the probe led to Roy's arrest.

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