Redditch bank worker Ben Sookia jailed for taking £752K

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A bank worker has been jailed for five years for stealing more than £752,000 from the Worcestershire branch where he worked.

Ben Sookia, 26, who worked at the Halifax branch in Evesham Walk, Redditch, admitted three charges of theft by employee and three of fraud by abuse of position.

Police said Sookia, of Outwood Close, Redditch, stole the money to fund a gambling addiction.

He was jailed at Hereford Crown Court.

Det Con Dianne Knight, of West Mercia Police, said Sookia stole £187,155 in cash from the branch's cash machines between September 2011 and July 2012.

She said he also transferred £565,000 from the bank's "non-customer account" into accounts he owned.

She said the thefts only came to light once the bank discovered Sookia's gambling habit and he confessed to stealing the money.

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