A woman judge was defrauded of almost Rs 2.75 lakh by a cyber criminal posing as a FASTag executive. The victim, Adhoc District Judge-8 & Assistant Sessions Judge Sonali Mukund Kanakdande (42) of Plot No 37/1,B-4, Civil Lines, sought to recharge the FAStag of her four-wheeler. She used her cellphone to look up the App on Google. She recharged the FAStag using her debit card. She then used net banking to open her account and discovered that her password and user ID had been stolen.
When she enquired the customer care executive of her bank, she was shocked to hear that Rs 2,75, 399 were siphoned off. The fraud took place between May 14 and May 15. Following the victim’s complaint, Sitabuldi Police registered a case under Section 420, 419 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 66(c) and 66(d) of the Information Technology Act and started the probe.