Cops: His Boss Thanked Him With T-Shirt, So He Stole $96K

A tale of an allegedly disgruntled employee in India
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2018 12:47 PM CDT
Cops: His Boss Thanked Him With T-Shirt, So He Stole $96K
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(Newser) – It's a pretty extreme case of a disgruntled employee: The Times of India reports 37-year-old Dhan Singh Bisht was arrested last week after allegedly stealing $96,000 from his employer after being miffed about how a previous heroic gesture was rewarded. That employer, Reema Polychem Private Limited in Azadpur, tasked Bisht with occasionally collecting money from clients; while once transporting roughly $110,000, robbers descended on him. Though the Hindu reports his neck was injured and he needed 14 stitches, he managed to fend them off—and rather than receive a cash reward as he had expected, his employer gave him only a T-shirt as thanks, per the Times.

New Delhi police allege Bisht then hatched a plan to make off with the next money pick-up his employer asked him to make and say he engaged friend Yakub Hasan to assist him. In late August, Bisht was sent to retrieve $96,000, and police say he contacted Hasan, who picked him up and drove him to a specified location in exchange for about $5,500, the majority of which Hasan allegedly deposited into his bank account. Bisht reportedly turned off his phone and hid out for several days, then rented a home in Burari, north of Delhi, and "lavishly" decked it out, per the Hindu. A Sept. 21 tip led police to Hasan, and Bisht was subsequently arrested as well. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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