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Bank clerk sentenced for stealing £27k from pensioners
A bank clerk who stole £27,000 from pensioner’s accounts has been handed a suspended prison sentence after being caught when one of her victims died.
A bank clerk who stole £27,000 from pensioner’s accounts has been handed a suspended prison sentence, according to reports.
The Evening Standard reported that Roseanna Taylor of Walworth, who worked at the Baker Street branch of Britannia, moved £35,000 from the accounts of four pensioners, one of whom was 93, and spent the elderly customers’ savings on shopping sprees.
Southwark Crown Court heard Taylor forged signatures at least 30 times, stealing £27,650 and moving £35,000 between accounts.
Taylor gave herself away by continuing to take money after one of her victims died. The victim’s niece informed the bank money was still being taken from the account and the police were alerted.
The court handed Taylor a 12-month suspended prison sentence and 240 hours of community service after she admitted fraud by abuse of position and four counts of false accounting.
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by Daniel Grote on Apr 29, 2016 at 15:35