Don’t let your love of fish & chips cost you!
Article Date: 2014-10-20
A manager at NatWest bank in Brentwood gave £830,000 to a fraudster posing as a 91-year-old customer because he was in a hurry to eat his fish and chips, a court heard.
Umar Mughal, 27, approved the bogus transfer of the funds at the High Street branch where he worked.
He allegedly failed to carry out any checks to confirm the identity of the man who came into the branch on May 9, 2012, claiming to be the wealthy client.
Mughal later explained he made the error because there had been a "negative" atmosphere in the bank and he wanted to have his fish and chips lunch.
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