”Bank workers Courtney Ayinbode, 29, Tajinder Galsinh, 35, Molly Jones, 24, and Benjamin Omoregie, 26, were all involved in the “high-level and sophisticated” scam .
The insiders scoured the computer system for dormant accounts holding large sums of money and passed on the details.
They also ordered new bank cards and altered phone numbers and addresses so that imposters could pose as the customers and set up transfers of hundreds of thousands of pounds at a time.
The money was then laundered through a series of bogus companies before being moved offshore to prevent it being recovered.
One victim lost more than £750,000 after a unknown man used a fake driving licence in his name to set up two transfers over three days.
Another customer with £3million in the bank only escaped becoming a victim when another member of staff became suspicious and rang him up to check.
The money was washed by “bespoke money launderer” Eddie Lakes, 41, and his henchman Kushveer Raulia, 25, through a complicated network of fake companies and accounts with the help of Parvez Hussain, 50.”
”The first victim lost £750,975 in the space of three days after his account was accessed by both Ayinbode and Omoregie at the Balham and Streatham branches of Lloyds TSB in south west London in July 2013.
The money was laundered through dozens of bogus companies operated by Raulia.
The network of phoney businesses had been set up by Lakes – who has previous convictions for providing a ‘bespoke money laundering service’ to criminals.
He recruited Raulia as his front man.”
Ayinbode, Jones, Omoreji and Galsinh were jailed for a total of 22 years.”