Amazon India in 1.3 crore rupees fraud case

A courier agency employee in Chikkamagaluru managed to defraud Amazon India of 1.3 crore rupees (approximately 195,000 US dollars) worth of goods over a period of five months.


A delivery worker managed to defraud Amazon India of 1.3 crore rupees - Amazon India- Facebook

On March 8, a Senior Manager at Amazon India, Naveen Kumar, lodged a complaint at the Basavanahalli Police Station stating that the accused, named as “Darshan”, had defrauded the company of 1.3 crore rupees worth of goods between September 2017 and February 2018. As part of the case, four youths including Darshan have been arrested with two more absconding. The other three youths arrested have been named as Punith, Sachin Shetty, and Anil Shetty.

Over the five month period, Amazon received 4,604 orders from Chikkamagaluru city which were all delivered by Darshan as employed by the Ekdanta courier service with which Amazon has a delivery arrangement. “Amazon authorities came to know about this cheating at the time of their quarterly audit, which was conducted in February,” SP K Annamalai told the Times of India. “They lodged a complaint with us. We have arrested four youths including Darshan. Two accused are absconding.” The belief is that Darshan tampered with the card payment system but his modus operandi is still being investigated.

“We suspect Darshan had tinkered with the tab and cheated the company by generating a false alert every time,” explained SP K Annamalai. “To ascertain the modus operandi, we have sent the tab to the forensic lab.” Annamalai also stated that the police had also found some orders that had been placed from false addresses. The investigation is still ongoing.

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