Santander bank staff from Wandsworth and Carshalton sentenced for stealing from cash machines
Two members of Santander bank staff have been sentenced for theft after stealing cash from ATMs.
James Brown, 29, of Tilehurst Road, Wandsworth, and Moydul Islam, 25, of West Street, Carshalton, stole £9,000 over a three month period by tampering with ATMs at Santander, in Streatham, during their daily checks.
Brown and Islam were both convicted of theft, and were sentenced yesterday at the Old Bailey.
Islam was given an 8-month suspended sentence, 12 month supervision order and costs of £700.
Brown received a 9-month suspended sentence, 12 month supervision order, a compensation order of £2,000, costs of £700 and ordered to attend a thinking skills program.
The operation was led by the banking industry-sponsored Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU).
Officers from DCPCU worked alongside bank staff to identify the pair.
DCI Dave Carter, head of the DCPCU, said: “These criminals stole thousands of pounds from ATMs in the branch at which they were employed, abusing the trust of their colleagues.
“By ensuring their conviction, we have put an end to a situation that was to the ultimate detriment of the customers of the banking industry.
"Our specialist unit is working hard to identify and take out of circulation those individuals and gangs who are committing large-scale fraud and I hope today’s sentence sends a clear warning to others that banks and law enforcement are working closely together.”
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