Bank worker fleeced £200k from vulnerable customers
A FORMER bank worker who swindled more than £200,000 from customer accounts in the eight weeks he worked there has been jailed.
Sheraz Khan worked as a customer service advisor at a bank in Stockport between September and November 2016.
The 32-year-old often dealt with elderly and vulnerable customers who needed assistance transferring cash between accounts.
He would get hold of their security details then pass them on to other fraudsters, who would call into the same bank pretending to be genuine customers.
Over the course of the scam, 31 current accounts were accessed, and a total of £204,000 transferred.
Fraudsters attempted to transfer a further £285,000 but were stopped by the bank, which contacted police.
Khan, of Woodlands Road, Cheetham Hill, was arrested in January 2017 on suspicion of fraud by abuse of position.
He was convicted at Manchester Minshull Crown Court this week and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. All customer losses were fully refunded by the bank.
Sgt Andy Devonshire, from GMP’s Bolton division, said: “This was a meticulous and fraudulent offence from a man who abused his job role and the trust and responsibility that came with it.
“We are satisfied that full justice has been served and in light of this incident we would like to warn members of the public not to give out their four-digit PIN in any circumstance.
“We would like to thank the co-operation shown by the bank and we hope the victims of this scam can be relieved by today’s outcome.”
John and Natasha