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Duo accused of £200,000 sting

PUBLISHED: 12:10 10 June 2010 | UPDATED: 15:43 16 August 2010

A BANKER allegedly stripped a customer s account of over £200,000 so a young blonde he knew could squander the cash like Monopoly money. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard on Monday that Kerry Whittaker, of Station Road, Shortlands, gave accused Hungarian

A BANKER allegedly stripped a customer's account of over £200,000 so a young blonde he knew could squander the cash 'like Monopoly' money.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard on Monday that Kerry Whittaker, of Station Road, Shortlands, gave accused Hungarian accomplice Viktoria Kazi confidential passwords so she could take money from the account of John Meadows.

The personal banker, who worked at Lloyds TSB in Bromley, denies allegations that he 'stripped' Mr Meadows' account of £217,000 from which £172,000 was placed in Kazi's virtually empty current account via telephone banking transactions in October last year.

The court heard Kazi visited three

jewellers in one day spending £42,000 on jewellery.

Prosecuting, David Radcliffe said: "You might think this is Monopoly money members of the jury but it's real money.

"In the most devious way and with the collusion of Viktoria Kazi and in breach of that trust placed in him by his employers, he created a joint account in the name of Meadows and the second defendant." The case continues.

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