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Ahmedabad teen lives life of millionaire using con money | Vadodara News – Times of India



VADODARA: He grew up in a dilapidated house and hardly had any money to spend. But over the last 10 months, this 17-year-old boy from Dhandhuka town in Ahmedabad distirct had been living a lavish life that many can only dream of. The teenager stayed in five-star hotels, vacationed in Goa, bought a car and even a high-end motorcycle.All, with the Rs 47 lakh he allegedly siphoned off from a senior citizen’s bank account.Even the cops were stunned when they learnt how the minor planned the con job and then splurged the money like a millionaire. “He was living a life like a wealthy man for the last 10 months. He bought a used car, did trips to Goa and Rajasthan and even invested Rs 8 lakh in the stock market. Despite being so young, his planning was elaborate,” said a cybercrime sleuth.The teenager, who often went to big spas, also bought two iPhones. “In fact, the sudden change in his lifestyle attracted the attention of the locals in his area who sometimes questioned his source of income. But, the boy wanted to have the best of everything in life,” the police added.His father is a small-time driver and they live in a kuccha house. The police said that his family noticed the change in his lifestyle but didn’t question him. “The boy took the help of his two friends – Chirag Chavda and Vijay Makwana – who too stayed in Dhanduka. We have arrested them and the minor boy has been sent to the juvenile home. The duo helped the boy in opening the bank accounts that were used to siphon the money,” said Hardik Makadia, ACP (cybercrime).The teenager had allegedly siphoned Rs 47 lakh from the bank account of Narrotam Patel, a retired professor in Vadodara over the last 10 months. Patel’s mobile number which was linked to his bank account got disconnected after he went to the US in 2018. The number was allotted to the teenager who realized that Patel’s bank account was still linked with it.The boy also got hold of Patel’s bank passbook photo from the WhatsApp backup following which he chalked out an elaborate plan to siphon of money from the ex-professor’s bank account. He made 65 transactions of different amounts, said police.


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