NRI accuses relative of cheating her of Rs.36 lakhs

fraudPreeti Patel, 49, a resident of Illinois, US, has accused her brother’s son-in-law of cheating her family of Rs.36 lakhs

In her complaint filed with the Gujarat University police, Preeti alleged that Naitik Amin created bogus bank accounts in the name of her parents Ghanshyam Patel and Vimla Patel and transferred their PPF money into the fake accounts. Her parents have been living with her in the US since 2010.

The hoax came to light when Preeti went to India in 2014, and found a letter from the bank informing of insufficient funds to clear a cheque in her mother’s account. The accounts were being operated by the elderly couple till they moved to the US.

After the brother Kamlesh’s death, his son-in-law allegedly created fake accounts and transferred Ghanshyam’s PPF into them. But when he tried to do the same with Vimla’s PPF account, the cheque did not clear due to insufficient funds.

Preeti also claimed that Natik offered her Rs.24 lakhs in 2015 as a settlement amount and assured her he will return the remaining amount soon.

The police said the cheating complaint has been filed and investigations are underway.