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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A former Lloyds Bank security boss has admitted carrying out a £2.4 million fraud.
Jessica Harper, of Croydon, south London, took the money over four years while working as head of fraud and security for digital banking at Lloyds Banking Group.
Harper, 50, admitted a single charge of fraud by abuse of position while standing in the dock at Southwark Crown Court this morning.
She admitted to submitting flase invoices to claim payments totalling £2,463,750 between December 28 2007 and December 21 2011, the court heard.
She also admitted a single charge of transferring criminal property, the money, which she had defrauded from her employers.
Carol Hawley, defending, said Harper was in the process of selling her £700,000 home to repay some of the stolen cash.
She will be sentenced at a later date.