Bank cashier, sweeper embezzle Rs 41 lakh

Hyderabad, December 31: The cashier of Andhra Bank, Dundigal branch, and a part-time sweeper in the bank were arrested on Friday for misappropriating lakhs of rupees from the accounts of the customers.

According to police, the fraud came to light after the bank manager AUBL Narasimha Murthy, lodged a complaint with the police against the duo alleging that they siphoned off Rs 41 lakh by forging the signatures of the customers.
Cases were registered and after investigation the duo were arrested.
Cashier V Shanker Kamal Kumar has been working in the branch since 2005 while sweeper Renuka from 2000.

“Kamal Kumar and Renuka started withdrawing money from the account-holders by forging signatures and thumb impressions of the account-holders and also by using signed blank vouchers of the customers,’’ Pet Basheerabad ACP D Sivaramakrishna said. He said the cashier used to enter the amount in the passbooks but not in the bank records. An amount of Rs 5.20 lakh and a bank cheque for Rs 4 lakh were recovered.