Employee Stole From NatWest Clients

Thursday, 19th March 2015 at 9:09pm

The Manchester Evening News carries the story of a bent bank worker who stole a fortune from Natwest customers after taking their account details over the phone.

Telephone advisor Matthew Parkhouse asked a string of account holders for the security digits on the backs of their cards when he didn’t need them for legitimate banking purposes.

He secretly noted the numbers down and then used them to make payments of thousands into a business account he held.

Had the scam succeeded, Parkhouse would have got away with over £50,000 – instead he has been jailed for 20 months.

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