Lloyds ex-security boss charged with fraud

A former head of security at Lloyds Banking Group has been charged over an alleged £2.5m fraud at the bank.

According to Sky News, Jessica Harper is accused of defrauding her employer through false invoices during her time as head of digital banking fraud and security, according to the Crown Prosecution Service

The CPS Central Fraud Group said it was claimed the illegality took place between September 2008 and December 2011.

CPS Central Fraud Group member Andrew Penhale says that Harper was alleged to have “abused her position”, in which she was expected to safeguard the bank’s financial interests, by submitting false invoices to claim payments totalling £2,463,750.88, to which she was not entitled.

Harper is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on May 31.