Bengaluru: School clerk siphons off Rs 1.7 lakh | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A 32-year-old clerk of a private school in Yelahanka private school in Yelahanka New Town allegedly vanished with Rs 1.7 lakh cash recently.
According to the school management, accused Deepti L, 32, of Yelahanka New Town, pocketed the cash paid by parents towards their wards’ fees.
The school is on Kogilu Main Road, Marutinagar and the complaint was filed by Chikkannachari DS, its administrative officer.
He told police the incident came to light when some parents contacted the management asking why they weren’t given receipts even after making full payment.
Yelahanka police registered an FIR against Deepti under IPC sections 408 (criminal breach of trust by clerk or servant) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property).
In his complaint, Chikkannachari said Deepti had joined the institution in 2017 as a clerk.
“She worked as a clerk and cashier and was given the responsibility of collecting fees from parents. On September 6, we contacted a parent, asking for the pending fees. To our surprise, the parent said they had paid it to accused Deepti long ago but no receipt was given. We contacted other parents, whose kids’ fees were pending as per school records. We discovered that all of them had paid the fees between January and September this year but hadn’t received receipts,” he said.
The school questioned Deepti over the same and she confessed to having deposited the fee money into her personal bank account.
“… Later, Deepti promised to repay the amount and sought a week’s time. However, she never paid. She stopped coming to work and her mobile is switched off,” the complainant said.
Police said that they visited the suspect’s house and found it locked. Her mobile phone is switched off.

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