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Ex-Barclays adviser jailed for £600,000 fraud

An ex-Barclays adviser has been jailed after stealing £600,000 from dead, elderly and ill customers to feed his gambling addiction.

James Leonard Finnigan was jailed for four years at the Old Bailey last Friday, having previously pleaded guilty to the fraud.

DS Ben Flannaghan, who lead the investigation, said: “It may be cliched to describe a criminal as heartless, but in this instance it is difficult to think of a more apt description.

“James Finnigan appeared to target customers who were elderly in the hope of avoiding detection, in some cases going as far as taking money from accounts when customers had recently died.

“There can be no justifications for his actions, and his sentence reflects that.”

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