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Asian-origin man on trial for bank fraud

A bank was swindled out of over #400,000 after one of its call centre staff, Imtiaz Khan, stole credit card customers' identities.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 18:56 IST
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A bank was swindled out of over £400,000 after one of its call centre staff, Imtiaz Khan, stole credit card customers' identities. He had access to confidential computer records while working as a customer service adviser for the Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Khan, 29, was alleged to be the ringleader of a gang of eight that used the details to tamper with at least 105 accounts. They opened bogus accounts with Capital One to transfer money and made the minimum monthly payments on the cards to avoid suspicion.

All of the eight are now facing prosecution for conspiracy to defraud HBOS and Capital One of more than £420,000.

They have however denied the charge.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 18:56 IST