Parminder Bhachu 'was inside man in £500,000 Barclays fraud' | Mail Online

Posted by Fraser Trevor Thursday, 2 December 2010

Parminder Bhachu 'was inside man in £500,000 Barclays fraud' Mail Online: "female bank manager acted as the ‘inside contact’ in an ‘ambitious’ half a million pound fraud, a court has heard.Parminder Bhachu, 42, from Birmingham, is accused of authorising the transfer of £480,000 from the bank account of Londoner Barbara Siembida in February last year.She and businessman Satwinder Ghattaura, 42, along with sisters Puspaben Patel, 32, and Niranjnaben Patel, 35, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday, charged with conspiracy to steal.Ms Bhachu, former customer business manager of the Handsworth branch of Barclays Bank, was accused of accessing Ms Siembida's account on a number of occasions between September 2008 and February 2009.It is claimed she amended Ms Siembida's personal details and ordered a security device to be sent to an address associated with Mr Ghattaura, granting him access to the account.However, the court heard that Bhachu told police that Mr Ghattaura had threatened her and her family to get her to participate in the fraud."

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