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Castletown bank worker carried out four-year fraud

False customer accounts and loans taken at Barclays

A court’s heard a bank worker from Castletown carried out a four-year fraud, using her position to reopen a customer account and take out a £2,000 loan.

Forty-eight-year old Louise Ellen Young of Tynwald Grove appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas courthouse.

She pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring criminal property and six of fraud by making false representations.

Prosecution advocate Rachel Braidwood told the hearing Young was working at Barclays when she reopened an account in 2015 – the original customer had moved to the UK in 2013.

Young then applied for a loan with the account and falsified complaints so she could pay off the loan using goodwill compensation payments from her employer.

Mrs Hughes granted bail in the sum of £500 while presentencing reports are prepared, and she’ll appear in court again on 19 January.

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