Uber has accused one in every of its former staff of embezzling over Rs 1 crore by sneaking in faux driver profiles within the firm’s record of drivers, police mentioned on Tuesday.
The corporate alleged that the worker, Vinay Gera, tampered with the record of drivers related to them within the firm’s server and added 388 faux drivers, who weren’t related to the corporate.
These profiles have been linked to 18 financial institution accounts through which the cash was transferred.
The Financial Offences Wing (EOW) discovered the allegations prima facie true, and at its advice an FIR was registered in opposition to Gera at Sushant Lok Police Station on Monday.
In line with the grievance filed by Prabhanjan Kumar, the authorised signatory of Uber India Techniques Personal Restricted in April final yr, Gera labored within the agency’s driver operations workforce from August to December 2021 at its Sector-44 workplace.
He was employed by the seller firm TeamLease Providers Restricted India and had resigned from Uber on December 19, 2021. Gera was chargeable for the driving force arrears perform.
“To keep away from inconveniencing driver companions, a spreadsheet is mechanically uploaded usually. Numerous transactions have been processed by this automated spreadsheet and Viney Gera was chargeable for updating the main points of the driving force companion accounts to be paid. Viney Gera created and positioned various non-genuine driver companion accounts within the spreadsheet,” the app-based taxi agency mentioned in its grievance.
Upon inquiry, the agency discovered that of the 388 faux drivers’ profiles created by Gera, 191 profiles’ IP tackle matched the IP tackle of Gera’s workplace pc.
“… 191 circumstances out of 388 circumstances matched with the IP addresses utilized by Viney Gera to log into his work pc on an identical day because of the creation of the accounts.
“Within the above method, a complete quantity of Rs 1,17,03,033 has been fraudulently paid to those faux driver companions into solely 18 financial institution accounts,” learn the grievance.
In line with police, Gera has been booked beneath sections 408 (legal breach of belief by a servant), 420 (dishonest), 477-A (falsification of accounts), and 120-B (legal conspiracy) of the IPC.
“We’re investigating the matter and the accused can be arrested as quickly as doable,” mentioned Inspector Deepak Kumar, SHO, Sushant Lok Police Station.