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Lloyds Bank Staff aided multi-million fraud

Four Lloyds Banker workers who helped fraudsters steals millions of pounds from rich customers using a string of impersonators are facing jail. London-based bank staff Courtney Ayinbode, Tajinder Goldsmith, Benjamin Omiregie and Molly Jones were part of the high level and sophisticated scam between November 2012 and August 2013.

They sourced the computer system for rarely accessed accounts holding large sums of money and passed on the details prosecutor Paul Cavin said. They also ordered bank cards so imposters could pose as customers and transfer hundreds of thousands at  a time. One victim lost £750,975 in three days in July 2013 while a customer with a £3 million account avoided being defrauded when another staff member became suspicious and rang t0 check, the Old Bailey trail heard.

Kushveer Raulia, 25 operated a network of bogus companies to launder the proceeds which would be moved offshore. Once it is offshore it can come back on shore and nobody can trace it; Mr Cavin added. Galsinh, 35 of Hayes and Ayinbode, 29 of South Norwood were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud. Raulia of Hayes was convicted of converting criminal property, Parvez Hussain, 50, of Romford, who helped launder cash was convicted of converting criminal property. All denied the offences, Bailing them before sentencing, judge Anuja Dhir said: “It doesn’t follow you will not receive a conditional sentence”. Jones, 24 of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex Omoregie of no fixed address had admitted their part.

Source: Metro