The cyber crime cell of crime branch has arrested three people from Tamil Nadu for duping a city-based dye company of US$12,000 by hacking its email account. The accused have been identified as Rajendran Panchbikesan, K Shanmugam, M Eddie.
The police said a Canadian firm had placed an order with the complainant for supply of 100 kgs of dye in October 2012. When the payment, US$12,000, was delayed beyond 12 days, the company contacted the client. However, the foreign firm told the dye company that it had received a mail asking them to remit the money to an account and they had already made the payment.
After tracking the money trail, the cops found that the account had been opened in Panchbikesan's name with a bank in Tamil Nadu. They arrested him and two of accomplices last week. The trio is in police custody till February 15.
The accused persons have been booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act for cheating and forgery and are under the police custody till February 15, police said.