Glasgow & West Scotland

Bank worker admits £150,000 fraud

A bank worker has admitted stealing £150,000 in cash over a two year period from her job at a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Customer services advisor Janie Cameron embezzled the cash from the Stonelaw Road branch in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, between 2004 and 2006.

She was caught when an inspection identified a large number of cash transactions under her name.

Sentence on 29-year-old Cameron was deferred and she was released on bail.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how bank employee Karen McNutt visited the bank in June 2006 to carry out a routine inspection of transactions.

Fictitous transactions

She noticed a number of large cash transactions were being processed by Cameron and this led to a full investigation.

This revealed that Cameron had removed cash from her teller position and covered it up by entering fictitious manual transactions on the bank's computer system.

Following the investigation, Cameron was suspended from duty and called to a meeting at the bank's headquarters.

She later admitted using the cash to fund a deposit on a flat and to pay off about £70,000 of credit card debt.

Cameron, of Woodend Court, Glasgow, admitted embezzling £150,000 between April 2004 and July 2006.

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