GURGAON: A former senior employee of an online business portal was arrested on Saturday for allegedly cheating the company out of nearly Rs 60 lakh, with the help of her husband. A city court later sent her to judicial custody.
Police said the accused, Bableen Anand, and her husband Varun, residents of Kirti Nagar in Delhi, used to work with the Udyog Vihar-based firm till six months ago, and used their position to launder money from the official accounts of the company to their relatives' and personal accounts.
Global Enterprises is an online portal that books airline tickets, hotels and cabs at discounted rates. It claimed in the FIR, filed on April 10, that the couple used to transfer funds from the accounts of their subordinates to their personal accounts.
Since they were heading separate teams, the couple knew the account details and passwords of the persons working under them, and had access to the money, police said. Varun used to transfer the funds to Bableen's account and she used to further transfer them to other non-official accounts.
A year ago, Varun quit the company and started a new portal, happilycheckin.com, which was set up with the fraud money collected during his tenure. Six months after he quit, Bableen also left the firm and joined her husband in the management of their portal.
Police said both of them had hacked into the accounts of current employees to gain access to the funds and used to launder money even after they had quit the firm.
After investigation by the cyber crime wing, police raided the couple's house and recovered Rs 50,000 from there. Cyber crime cell officers have so far found only 10% of the documents related to the fraud and have calculated a total loss to the tune of Rs 60 lakh to the company.