Scotland court orders NRI woman to pay £1 for theft, to deport
An Indian-origin former bank worker, who siphoned off 120,000 pounds (Rs 11.2 crore) from her client, was ordered by a Scotland court to pay back a token one pound and be deported.chandigarh Updated: Jan 30, 2015 20:04 IST
An Indian-origin former bank worker, who siphoned off 120,000 pounds (Rs 11.2 crore) from her client, was ordered by a Scotland court to pay back a token one pound and be deported.
Thirty-one-year-old Satnam Kaur of Glasgow, an ex-customer adviser who worked with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Aberdeen city, took Rs 11.2 crore and transferred the amount back home in India in 2011.
Last year, Kaur, who is currently awaiting deportation, was jailed for one year after being found guilty.
The court has now heard that the Crown Office and Indian authorities failed to find any money after a lengthy investigation.
Kaur's solicitor Mike Allan confirmed that his client was to be deported and is currently being held at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedford, East England, waiting to be flown to India.
A Crown Office spokesman said when an accused had no available assets at the time a confiscation case was settled, a nominal order for 1 pound was made against them.
"This measure ensures that the Crown can confiscate any assets traced in the future, up to the total amount they made from their criminal activity. It can in effect be a financial life sentence, ensuring those who benefited from crime in the past cannot accrue any assets until the money they made is repaid," the spokesman said.
First Published: Jan 30, 2015 20:03 IST