A Scottish Borders man has been jailed for more than two years, after carrying out a large-scale bank fraud.

David Jeffrey, 37, obtained £66,000 by fraudulently opening eight accounts at banks across the Borders under various names, between August 2014 and August 2015.

He pleaded guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on 3 April, and was sentenced to 28 months in prison.

His conviction should send a clear message that we will pursue all lines of enquiry to ensure that the perpetrators of fraud are brought to account for their actions.

Detective Constable Angus Hood from Financial Investigations