1. ITV Report

Scottish Borders bank fraudster jailed

Police have issued a warning. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

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