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Man who defrauded bank customers out of over £200,000 jailed

Mr Khan only worked at the bank for eight weeks. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A 32-year-old man has been jailed after defrauding 31 customer accounts at a bank he worked at for a total of over £200,000.

Sheraz Khan was convicted at Manchester Minshull Crown Court of fraud by abuse of position and has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

Mr Khan only worked as a customer service advisor for eight weeks in 2016 using his position to obtain customers' security details.

He would often speak to elderly and vulnerable customers who wanted assistance transferring money from their account, before passing on the information to other fraudsters.

All customer losses were fully refunded by the bank, police have said.

Sergeant Andy Devonshire, from GMP’s Bolton division, said: “This was a meticulous and fraudulent offence from a man who abused his job role and the trust and responsibility that came with it.

“We would like to thank the co-operation shown by the bank and we hope the victims of this scam can be relieved by today’s outcome.”