Two fraudster one being an ex-employee of RBS have been jailed for trying to engage colleagues from the bank into a £200,000 fraud scam. Dilbaagh Singh-Derewal, 24 of Acocks Green, pleaded guilty to bribery and was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

Gurpal Singh, 37, of Kingswood Road, Moseley, was found guilty of bribery and was sentenced to three years and two months in prison.

Singh-Derewal, an ex-employee of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), and Gurpal Singh, approached several RBS bank staff members in February 2017 whilst playing football asking them to take part in an attempted fraud.

The staff reported the attempted fraud to their line manager and the case was referred to the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU), a police unit sponsored by the cards and banking industry that targets fraudsters.

The pair asked the staff members to transfer funds worth £200,000 from a high-value account at the bank, in exchange for a cut of the money.

The fraudsters then sent text messages to the staff members proposing this could be a weekly arrangement

Det Con Martin Godsave, who investigated the case for the DCPCU, said: “These fraudsters attempted to recruit staff members to take part in a high-value fraud.

“Fortunately, the staff did the right thing by reporting the incident to their line manager who then alerted the police.

“Thanks to their actions, these criminals were caught and brought to justice while thousands of pounds worth of fraud was prevented.”


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