Former Lloyds Banking Group head of digital banking fraud charged with 2.5m fraud
10:04 GMT, 25 May 2012
Dark horse: Jessica Harper was head of fraud and security for digital banking at Lloyds Banking Group.
The former head of fraud and security for digital banking at Lloyds Banking Group has been charged with fraud.
Jessica Harper faces one count of fraud by abuse of position, contrary to section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006.
Andrew Penhale, Deputy Head of the Crown Prosecution Service Central Fraud Group said: 'We have authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Jessica Harper, the former head of fraud and security for digital banking at Lloyds Banking Group.
'The charge relates to an allegation that between 1 September 2008 and 21 December 2011, Jessica Harper dishonestly and with the intention of making a gain for herself, abused her position as an employee of Lloyds Banking Group, in which she was expected to safeguard the financial interests of Lloyds Banking Group, by submitting false invoices to claim payments totalling 2,463,750.88, to which she was not entitled.
The action by the CPS is confirmation that the service believes it has a realistic prospect of conviction in the case.
She will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 31 May 2012.
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