A woman from Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu, and her family members have been arrested by the Sangvi police on suspicion of defrauding a distribution company in Pimple Saudagar out of Rs 2.17 crore.
The legal manager of the company filed a police complaint, claiming that the woman and her family had established separate businesses and placed large orders with the company for groceries and other products. After that, these businesses neglected to pay for the delivered supplies.
The Indian Penal Code’s sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) have been used to frame the woman and her three accomplices.
According to a Sangvi police officer, the woman’s company received goods from the Tamil Nadu-based company’s sales team in the previous year. The latter had acquired confidence and cleared payments right away. Then the woman placed a bulk order for the goods. The woman’s company received goods worth Rs 99 lakh from the complainant’s firm between September and October of 2022.
Three more businesses—two from the Tiruvallur district and one from Chennai—got in touch with the complainant’s company during that time and placed additional orders for groceries. At the time, these businesses also made prompt payments.
The complainant alleges that the company supplied goods to four Tamil Nadu companies for a total of Rs 2.17 crore during the course of the previous year.
Following up on several occasions when the companies failed to pay the complainant’s company, a team conducted an investigation and discovered that the same woman had established the final three companies, bought the goods, and tricked the complainant’s company into not paying.
The woman agreed to pay the entire amount due for the goods that all four companies had bought, totalling Rs 2.17 crore, when the team got in touch with her, the police officer said.
When the woman failed to pay after several reminders, the company filed a complaint against her and three other people.