05 Oct 2018
A former employee at an HSBC (HSBA.L) branch has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for handing over confidential details of three customer accounts to criminals, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement, resulting in the theft of more than 67,000 pounds.
The investigation started in March 2016 when three of the bank’s customers had money removed from their accounts shortly after interacting with 27-year old employee, Liberty Staph, who worked in a HSBC branch in central London.
Staph has pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by abusing her position.
HSBC declined to comment.
In total, more than 67,000 pounds was transferred out of the bank accounts of the three victims.
– By Pamela Barbaglia, Reuters, 4 October 2018.
Link to Reuters.
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