January 26, 2015
MUGHAL:NATWEST BANK MANAGER HANDED FRAUDSTER £830,000
BRENTWOOD, ESSEX; WALTHAMSTOW, EAST LONDON
A NatWest bank manager handed a fraudster posing as a wealthy 91-year-old customer £830,000 after telling him 'you look good for your age', a court heard today (mon).
Umar Mughal, 27, paid the conman a compliment before approving the bogus transfer of funds at the Brentwood branch in Essex where he worked.
He allegedly failed to carry out any checks to confirm the identity of the unknown man who came into the branch on 9 May 2012 claiming to be Alexander Gamble.
When asked the next day if he noticed whether the customer was 91, he said: 'I made a compliment to him - you look good for your age.'
|January 26, 2015
WEST:TRIO CLEARED OF AXE SLAYING
CROYDON, SUTTON, SOUTH LONDON; SLOUGH, BERKS
Three men accused of hacking a father-to-be to death in front of his pregnant fiance walked free from court today (MON) after being cleared of murder.
Danny Gough, 24, was cut down with an axe and a machete by masked intruders at his home in Croydon, south London, in December 2010.
Prosecutors claimed the killing was a carefully-planned revenge attack by Sam Monteith, 32, Stephen Dougherty, 35, and Paul West, 29.
But they denied any involvement and jurors acquitted all three of the charge after deliberating for more than a week.
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January 27, 2015
PALADI: ROMANIAN WAS CASHPOINT FRAUDSTER SHOCK
A Romanian fraudster has admitted using computer malware to steal £1.6m from cash machines across the UK.
Grigore Paladi, 37, was part of a gang that infected 52 ATMs during the Spring bank holiday weekend in 2014.
Paladi was seen hovering around a cash machine in Broscoe Street, Liverpool, at 3am on 31 May.
Suspicions were raised because Paladi and several other men was paying attention to the ATM but not withdrawing cash.
|January 27, 2015
HEISS: ACCUSED STRANGLER IN COURT
A 30-year-old man appeared at the Old Bailey today (Tues) accused of strangling his mother to death.
Sean Heiss is charged with the murder of Margaret Sheehy, who was found dead in her ground floor flat in Springfield Road, Kingston, Surrey, on 12 June 2012.
Police were called when the victim failed to turn up for work at Intelliflo, a financial software company behind Kingston police station.
The 58-year-old's lifeless body was found lying on her couch when police forced their way into the property.
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