Bethnal Green fraudster convicted of hacking online bank accounts and transferring himself money

PUBLISHED: 18:30 09 March 2018 | UPDATED: 18:30 09 March 2018

Patriot Square. Picture: Google

Patriot Square. Picture: Google


A Bethnal Green fraudster has today been handed a two-year suspended prison sentence for hacking into online bank accounts.

Abdellah Soud, 48, of Ebenezer Mussel House, Patriot Square, was convicted of making illegal transfers worth £5,400.

Soud was ordered to pay £1,500 in costs, forfeit £2,080 of seized cash and a home cinema system.

Soud pleaded guilty to one count of fraud by false representation, two counts of possession of a false passport and one count of possession of personal information and bank details for fraudulent purposes.

DC Dave Hughes said: “This case sends a message to criminals committing online banking fraud that they will be caught and brought to justice.

“Fraudsters are increasingly sophisticated and rely on obtaining your personal or security details to commit their crimes, so it is vital that everyone follows the advice of the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign and keeps their personal information safe.”

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