Two bank cashiers who stole nearly £150,000 from customers’ accounts have been jailed.
Waseem Ahmed and Hodaif Nadeem, both 22 and from Slough, worked as apprentices at Barclays’ Slough and Bracknell branches.
Thames Valley Police said the pair often defrauded customers who were either elderly or living abroad.
The crimes were only uncovered after Ahmed tried to steal more than £40,000 from a dead man’s account.
Barclays said protecting customers was its “top priority” and that it had a “zero tolerance” to fraud.
Det Con Rob Gibson said: “Although the means used to select their victims was never established, they were generally elderly or overseas customers.
“Ahmed and Nadeem had full access to customers’ bank accounts and there was nothing that the victims could have done to prevent their accounts being defrauded.
“The most despicable act concerned Ahmed, who raided the bank account of a man whom he knew was deceased, thereby holding up probate for his grieving relatives.”
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