Dagenham man jailed for £731k fraud of bank customers

Inner London Crown Court. Picture: Google

The Dagenham man was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on September 23. - Credit: Google

A man from Dagenham has been jailed for four years for committing more than £731,000 of fraud.

Paul Williams, 38, of Goresbrook Road, was found to have abused his former position at a bank in Kensington to access customers’ accounts between June and August 2016.

Williams was sentenced at Inner London Crown Court on September 23, 2021 for the fraud of £731,555. 

Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) Det Con Jason Bradley-Holden said: “Williams acted with impunity and thought he could get away with committing nearly £732,000 of fraud.

“This case shows that anyone who is caught abusing the trust placed in them by their employer will be punished.” 


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The fraud was spotted by the bank and referred to DCPCU.  

Williams was arrested on August 18, 2016 and found in possession of a fraudulently completed CHAPS payment form and paperwork containing a customer’s bank account details. 

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A text message sent to Williams about a criminal who would be visiting the branch to undertake a fraudulent transaction was found on his phone.

CCTV identified a number of people purporting to be the genuine customers attending the branch and being served by Williams. 

UK Finance says all victims were fully refunded.

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