Over two years in jail for Galashiels fraudster

A 37-year-old Galashiels man was sentenced to 28 months in jail on Monday, April 3, in Jedburgh Sheriff Court after admitting to a large bank fraud.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 9:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:52 pm
Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.

Between August 2014 and August 2015 David Jeffrey fraudulently opened eight accounts at banks in the Borders under various names, and obtained funds to the amount of £66,000.

Jeffrey pled guilty in court and was subsequently sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Detective Constable Angus Hood, from Police Scotland’s Financial Investigations team, said: “The police investigation revealed that David Jeffrey carried out a calculated fraudulent scheme over a period of one year, allowing him to obtain funds totalling over £60,000.

“His conviction should send a clear message that we will pursue all lines of enquiry to ensure that the perpetrators of fraud are brought to account for their actions.”