Four Lloyds bank workers who helped fraudsters steal millions from prosperity customers are facing jail
The Lloyds staff scoured the bank’s computer pattern for rarely used accounts with large balances and passed on niceties to a criminal gang.
They ordered new bank cards so imposters could pose as blokes and set up transfers of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The money was laundered through false companies and moved offshore, a court heard today.
One victim spent more than £750,000 after an imposter used a fake goad licence in his name to set up two transfers over three days.
Courtney Ayinbode and three other bank breadwinners were involved in the scam
They were all involved in an agreement to fleece Lloyds TSB of millions of pounds
Another person with £3million in savings only just escaped becoming a dupe when a suspicious member of staff called him.
Bank workers Courtney Ayinbode, 29, Tajinder Galsinh, 35, Molly Jones, 24, and Benjamin Omoregie, 23, were all knotty in the “high-level and sophisticated” scam.
Kushveer Raulia, 25, operated the imitation companies to launder the proceeds while Parvez Hussain, 50, also helved some of the cash.
Prosecutor Paul Cavin told the Old Bailey: “They were all affected in an agreement to defraud Lloyds TSB of millions of pounds.
Kushveer Raulia, 25, direct the bogus companies to launder the proceeds
“Accounts with large balances – in some example in any events several millions of pounds – were targeted. An employee was recruited to relieve the gang. The insider would assist in breaching security protocols to prowl the money.
“It would be transferred to accomplices who would then transfer it utterly a number of bogus businesses before eventually it would disappear offshore. Once upon a time offshore it can come back onshore and nobody can trace it.”
The first fool lost £750,975 in the space of three days after his account was accessed by both Ayinbode and Omoregie in July 2013.
Parvez Hussain, 50, also handled some of the cash
A few hours later the customer’s address was changed and a new card issued to the new address, it is requested.
A month later, a man claiming to be the customer went into the Kings Annoyed branch to set up a transfer. Staff accepted the imposter’s bogus driving liberty and authorised the transfer.
The money was laundered through a bogus company run by Raulia. Mr Cavin said: “Raulia provided a ready-made money laundering build, limited companies with accounts, both here and overseas.”
Galsinh and Jones were confusing in the attempted fraud on the account of a Thomas Murphy when it had a £3million preponderance.
Jones set up a payment of £486,000 – supposedly for a house purchase – after an imposter possess c visited into her branch of Lloyds TSB.
Sentencing is expected to accept place within the next three weeks
Messages on her mobile reciprocal to the Murphy account and a description of the imposter. Raulia, of Hayes, west London, was convicted of collusion to defraud and converting criminal property.
Ayinbode, of South Norwood, south London, and Galsinh, of Hayes, were lagged of conspiracy to defraud. Hussain, of Romford, east London, was convicted of converting bad property.
All four were released on conditional bail and sentencing is foresaw within the next three weeks.
Jones, of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and Omoregie, of no stubborn address, both admitted their part before the trial.