A judge has told a crooked bank manager he was sending him to jail as a warning to others.
Judge Nicholas Coleman told Robert Daniels, 35, a senior manager with HSBC in Peterborough, as he sentenced him to 18 months in jail: “The terms of this sentencing are not just to punish you and to prevent you from committing further crimes but also to serve as a warning for others in your position that the courts take this type of offence very seriously.”
Daniels, appearing at Peterborough Crown Court for sentencing, had admitted a series of theft and fraud charges.
He had been with the bank since he was 16 and began to lead an extravagant lifestyle. Desperate to pay off credit card bills and loans, he bypassed security procedures to raise his overdraft and suspicions were aroused when the overdraft reached £19,000.