The Azad Maidan police arrested a 17-year-old boy, for using fake notes of Rs 2,000 notes that had ‘The Children Bank of India‘ written on them to buy an iPhone.
The teenager, who works at a garage, was held following the complaint of a cybercrime consultant who was selling the phone on an online shopping portal. Sameer Nagodriya, the cybercrime consultant, alleged that the teenager contacted him online after seeing his number and told him that he would be interested in buying the second-hand phone.
Talking to leading newspaper, a police officer said that the deal was finalised for Rs 30,000 and decided to meet outside a McDonald’s outlet opposite CST. According to reports, the boy handed over a bundle of Rs 2,000 notes to Nagodriya after taking the phone and started walking away. But luckily, he checked the notes and found that the currency was different in size and had ‘The Children Bank of India’ written on them. He started chasing the boy and caught him.
Nagodriya took the boy to the Azad Maidan police station where a case of attempt to use forged currency was registered against him.
“His family members approached us with proof that he was only17 years old after we placed him under arrest. He was then sent to a children’s home. Prima facie it appears that the 17-year-old purchased the notes from a shop in Thane. He desperately wanted to buy an iPhone. As he did not have money for the phone, he purchased fake currency to get it,”Senior Inspector at Azad Maidan police station, Vasanth Wakhare, told The Indian Express.