KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested a four-member gang involved in a credit card scam in a commercial bank of Karachi on senior bank official’s complaint. The people arrested include Ibrahim Ahmed an ex-employee, Talha Khan, and Credit Cards Department Sales Officer, Muhammad Khurram. However, FIA teams are still looking for Muhammad Tufail Naveed Akber, an employee of a courier company.
The FIA officials did not mention the name of the commercial bank in the FIR. FIA’s Commercial Bank Circle (CCC) investigated the case on the complaint of the regional manager.
These accused issued 63 credit cards on bogus documents, fake identification and caused a loss of about Rs12.34 million to the bank, the FIR said.
The accused persons, including the bank staff, private persons and representative of private courier service used to arrange the CNICs of individuals and by using their fake signatures, addresses and payslips etc used to apply for credit cards through the accused Muhammad Khurram who issued 63 credit cards without following the due verification process, the FIR further said.
The accused would be produced before the concerned magistrate for obtaining a police custody remand. The Investigation officer Irshan Kareem along with the FIA Team is making sincere efforts to arrest the remaining accused person involved in this scam.