A former employee Radhaballav Nath of ManpowerGroup Service Private Limited has cheated his employer of over Rs 4 crore by adding his unemployed wife to the payroll for 10 years.
According to Mony Control, ManpowerGroup Service Private Limited was investigating the financial crime and was questioning its data privacy measures. The company came to know about the incident in December 2022. Additionally, it conducted an internal investigation and suspended him.
Radhaballav Nath manipulated the company’s payroll system. The company’s payroll (monthly payroll and reimbursement data) was only accessible by three officers – the director (human resources), the chief human resource officer (CHRO), and Radhaballav Nath.
The company’s complaint, which was converted into an FIR, said, “The modus operandi adopted by Nath was that after receiving the approved excel file containing the payroll data from the office of the CHRO, Nath used to insert an additional row having his wife’s name, Sasmita Raul @ Sasmita Nath, in the said excel sheet containing the payroll data.”
“Along with inserting the name, he used to add the salary amount in his wife’s name. He also used to tamper with his own salary figure”, the complaint added.
The accused employee Radhaballav Nath joined the organization in 2008 as an assistant manager (finance). He was then promoted to the position of manager (finance).
The accused added a row with his wife’s name, Sasmita Raul, and a corresponding salary amount in the payroll data. He also tampered with his salary figure.
Additionally, he uploaded the manipulated payroll file to the bank’s portal through the computer system of another finance manager. He also deleted the file after uploading it to cover his tracks.
Doing this he had illegally transferred Rs 3.6 crore to his wife’s bank account from 2012 onwards and transferred Rs 60 lakh to his account over the last several years.