BPO employee held for siphoning off Rs.4 mn into fake British accounts

January 17th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Noida, Jan 17 (IANS) A 30-year-old employee of a leading BPO firm here was arrested Saturday for diverting funds into accounts he had opened in Britain under false names, the police said.According to the police, Edward Burns, an employee of sector 62 based BPO firm EXL Solutions, had siphoned off about 56,900 pounds (Rs.4.08 million) to bank accounts in Britain.

Burns, an Indian citizen, was working in the insurance claims division of EXL, which contracted work of leading British insurance firm Aviva.

Burns was assigned to maintain the clients’ data of Aviva and had a detailed list of contacts of these people.

After opening accounts under fake names, Burns, instead of transferring the insurance claim amounts to the actual insurers, credited the amount into these fraudulently created bank accounts, the police alleged.

Burns has been arrested and a case registered against him for committing cyber crime under the 1966 IT Act and for cheating his company under relevant sections.

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