Natwest employee Le-Keisha Henry Richards from Leytonstone has been given a two year suspended prison sentence for helping a gang to obtain customer's account information

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Le-Keisha Henry-Richards sentenced today Le-Keisha Henry-Richards sentenced today

A 28-year-old bank worker has been handed a prison sentence today after being found guilty of helping a gang to steal £500,000 from wealthy customers.

Le-Keisha Henry-Richards, 28, of High Road, Leytonstone used her position at the Threadneedle Street branch of NatWest in London to commit fraud.

Today at the Central Criminal Court she received a two year prison sentence, suspended for two years.

The sentence at The Old Bailey follows an investigation by the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU), a specialist police unit sponsored by the banking industry.

During enquiries they found that Henry-Richards used her position to access the confidential bank accounts details of high net worth customers.

The fraudster then passed the information to a criminal gang, which used the details to take over the accounts, before applying for new credit cards.

The gang then used the stolen cards to purchase high value goods and to make cash advances which totalled £501,033, between March and November 2011.

RBS bank investigators reported the case to the police after they identified fraudulent address changes on the accounts.

Henry-Richards was convicted of fraud by abuse of position and was also ordered to work 90 hours unpaid .

DCI Perry Stokes, Head of the DCPCU, said: “Henry-Richards abused her position of trust within the bank by stealing confidential customer information which ultimately resulted in the theft of over £500,000 from customer accounts.

“Today’s sentencing sends a clear warning to others that may be tempted to tread this path, crime does not pay and we will bring you to justice.”

The DCPCU has achieved an estimated £450 million in savings from reduced fraud activity – equating to around £800,000 per week.

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2:50pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

What a ridiculous sentence.

Had it not been for her, the gang would not be able to commit the crime.

So she gets a suspended sentence, loses her job and ends up on benefits.

Crooks win again.

Taxpayers lose.
What a ridiculous sentence. Had it not been for her, the gang would not be able to commit the crime. So she gets a suspended sentence, loses her job and ends up on benefits. Crooks win again. Taxpayers lose. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 13

5:29pm Tue 1 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

What benefits can you claim after being fired?

I can almost hear you googling...
What benefits can you claim after being fired? I can almost hear you googling... stickmanny
  • Score: 2

7:57pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
What benefits can you claim after being fired?

I can almost hear you googling...
Nobody has to starve in this country, that is why most of the world wants to come here. Social Services have all types of contingency funds to help people , even crooks who are the authors of their own making. Benefits are numerous and plentiful unfortunately as it is often the case that the wrong people receive them.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: What benefits can you claim after being fired? I can almost hear you googling...[/p][/quote]Nobody has to starve in this country, that is why most of the world wants to come here. Social Services have all types of contingency funds to help people , even crooks who are the authors of their own making. Benefits are numerous and plentiful unfortunately as it is often the case that the wrong people receive them. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 8

8:07pm Tue 1 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

So that wasn't you googling after all
So that wasn't you googling after all stickmanny
  • Score: -3

8:29pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

No, I have no need for googles, I know everything, shame you still do not realised I do.
No, I have no need for googles, I know everything, shame you still do not realised I do. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

11:45am Wed 2 Jul 14

mdj says...

The police must be wondering why they bother, unless there's a sub-plot of intimidation and further trials we're not hearing about.
The police must be wondering why they bother, unless there's a sub-plot of intimidation and further trials we're not hearing about. mdj
  • Score: 7

5:21pm Wed 2 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

The defendant is obviously from a priveleged background (having double-double barrelled names) so should have known better.
The defendant is obviously from a priveleged background (having double-double barrelled names) so should have known better. jonny mash
  • Score: -4

8:22pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Blackgold says...

Having a double barrelled surname does not automatically mean you are privileged!
Having a double barrelled surname does not automatically mean you are privileged! Blackgold
  • Score: 4

10:20pm Wed 2 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Blackgold wrote:
Having a double barrelled surname does not automatically mean you are privileged!
Nowadays, it usually means your parents aren't married. Common among certain parts of the community.
[quote][p][bold]Blackgold[/bold] wrote: Having a double barrelled surname does not automatically mean you are privileged![/p][/quote]Nowadays, it usually means your parents aren't married. Common among certain parts of the community. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 5

10:21pm Wed 2 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

stickmanny wrote:
So that wasn't you googling after all
Tool
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: So that wasn't you googling after all[/p][/quote]Tool DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 2

12:35am Thu 3 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Blackgold wrote:
Having a double barrelled surname does not automatically mean you are privileged!
Agree, and I should know , for I am Mr Village-Cranberry, went to an ordinary old Leyton Grammar School. When we misbehaved, we got six of the best. Made us a better person, indeed.
[quote][p][bold]Blackgold[/bold] wrote: Having a double barrelled surname does not automatically mean you are privileged![/p][/quote]Agree, and I should know , for I am Mr Village-Cranberry, went to an ordinary old Leyton Grammar School. When we misbehaved, we got six of the best. Made us a better person, indeed. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

6:43am Thu 3 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

DaveInTheForest wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
So that wasn't you googling after all
Tool
DaveInTheForest/Corn
beefur/Villagecranbe
rry

I'm honoured you created a new pseudonym just to abuse me. Keep it up.

Fool.
[quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: So that wasn't you googling after all[/p][/quote]Tool[/p][/quote]DaveInTheForest/Corn beefur/Villagecranbe rry I'm honoured you created a new pseudonym just to abuse me. Keep it up. Fool. stickmanny
  • Score: -2

7:52am Thu 3 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
So that wasn't you googling after all
Tool
DaveInTheForest/Corn

beefur/Villagecranbe

rry

I'm honoured you created a new pseudonym just to abuse me. Keep it up.

Fool.
You are paranoid, nothing to do with me.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: So that wasn't you googling after all[/p][/quote]Tool[/p][/quote]DaveInTheForest/Corn beefur/Villagecranbe rry I'm honoured you created a new pseudonym just to abuse me. Keep it up. Fool.[/p][/quote]You are paranoid, nothing to do with me. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

11:49am Thu 3 Jul 14

DaveInTheForest says...

stickmanny wrote:
DaveInTheForest wrote:
stickmanny wrote:
So that wasn't you googling after all
Tool
DaveInTheForest/Corn

beefur/Villagecranbe

rry

I'm honoured you created a new pseudonym just to abuse me. Keep it up.

Fool.
tool
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveInTheForest[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: So that wasn't you googling after all[/p][/quote]Tool[/p][/quote]DaveInTheForest/Corn beefur/Villagecranbe rry I'm honoured you created a new pseudonym just to abuse me. Keep it up. Fool.[/p][/quote]tool DaveInTheForest
  • Score: -1

12:18pm Thu 3 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

stool
stool stickmanny
  • Score: 1

10:26am Fri 4 Jul 14

T. Watts says...

@Cornbeefur / Villagecranberry / zzzzzz

Hmm, really not liking this DaveInTheForest creation. I'm just not feeling the constant use of 'Tool'. What do other contributors think?

I look back with fondess at the golden days of Cornbeefur, his darleks and the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road.

Oh nostalgia! What have you done to me....
@Cornbeefur / Villagecranberry / zzzzzz Hmm, really not liking this DaveInTheForest creation. I'm just not feeling the constant use of 'Tool'. What do other contributors think? I look back with fondess at the golden days of Cornbeefur, his darleks and the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road. Oh nostalgia! What have you done to me.... T. Watts
  • Score: -1

10:13am Sat 5 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
@Cornbeefur / Villagecranberry / zzzzzz

Hmm, really not liking this DaveInTheForest creation. I'm just not feeling the constant use of 'Tool'. What do other contributors think?

I look back with fondess at the golden days of Cornbeefur, his darleks and the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road.

Oh nostalgia! What have you done to me....
Nothing to do with me.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @Cornbeefur / Villagecranberry / zzzzzz Hmm, really not liking this DaveInTheForest creation. I'm just not feeling the constant use of 'Tool'. What do other contributors think? I look back with fondess at the golden days of Cornbeefur, his darleks and the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road. Oh nostalgia! What have you done to me....[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with me. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1
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