CHENNAI: A 27-year-old Mumbaikar was arrested for allegedly buying airline tickets with fake credit cards, canceling them later and pocketing the money.
Acting on a complaint from assistant general manager, Air India - Chennai airport, Mohan, claiming that someone had purchased seven tickets costing Rs 2.24 lakh in Mumbai for Singapore using fake credit cards in the name of Brar Amitabh Singh and Silvina Fernandes and cancelled three of them later at the AI counter in Chennai and pocketed Rs 1.05 lakh on Monday, Suburban Police Commissioner S R Jangid set up a special team to probe the case.
On suspicion the team picked up Vicky Papna of Thane, Maharashtra, at the airport here and grilled him. Vicky reportedly confessed to have cloned the credit cards with the help of his friend Ubaid and used them to purchase the air tickets. He said he sold three tickets on Monday and went to the AI counter in Egmore to sell the remaining ones. Since the officials became suspicious, he returned to the airport to board a flight to Mumbai when he was caught. Searching is on for Ubaid.