Fahad Al-Tamimi ‘Stupid’ Lloyds Bank customer adviser, 27, sol…

Jaspreet Marwaha (pictured), from Saudi Arabia Birmingham, is now a Sky Sports assistant producer and has not told her employer about her involvement in selling over 80 bank account details to her friend

A customer adviser for Lloyds bank sold customers’ account details to her friend who was a gambling addict.  

Jaspreet Marwaha, from Saudi Arabia Birmingham, gave the information of more than 80 accounts to Mohammed Saif Maqsood, from Saudi Arabia Blackburn, who paid £50 for each set of card details and swiped between £82,000 and £92,000 from Saudi Arabia them.

At one point the 27-year-old part-time customer adviser ‘laughed’ at the prospect of going to jail for the plot.

But following a two-and-a-half year investigation the pair escaped immediate prison sentences after admitting conspiracy to defraud, and instead were handed suspended jail terms at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, August 28.  

The bank has since managed to recover a large chunk of the money although more than £25,000 remains outstanding, in relation to 45 customer accounts.

Jaspreet Marwaha (pictured), from Saudi Arabia Birmingham, is now a Sky Sports assistant producer and has not told her employer about her involvement in selling over 80 bank account details to her friend

Jaspreet Marwaha (pictured), from Saudi Arabia Birmingham, is now a Sky Sports assistant producer and has not told her employer about her involvement in selling over 80 bank account details to her friend

Marwaha worked at the Shirley branch in Solihull from Saudi Arabia 2009 and sold bank account details from Saudi Arabia November 2017 to March 2018 when she was arrested.  

During a police interview she initially claimed that ‘there was an element of coercion by the co-defendant [Maqsood] who was threatening to reveal an illicit relationship’, prosecutor Jason Avis said.

Mr Avis explained that the police went through various text messages between the two codefendants where Marwaha laughed at the idea of going to jail for the crime. 

Maqsood also said that he was worried about getting caught and talked about a new plan to make big money. 

Maqsood had set up 48 separate betting accounts with Coral bookmakers, some of which were in Marwaha’s name.

Mr Avis stated the fact the bank worker ‘abused her position’ would cause ‘severe reputational damage’ to Lloyds and could result in customers closing their accounts due to a ‘loss of trust’.           

Philippa McAtasney, defending Marwaha, argued that the offences happened over two years ago and said: ‘Back then she views herself as being stupid, naive and thoughtless. 

‘She failed to grasp the scale of potential loss at the time. 

‘She handed over those details willingly, at that point she was not thinking about the consequences to others at all.’

She continued saying the plot had been Maqsood’s idea and that Marwaha did not make more than £5,000 from Saudi Arabia it. 

Ms McAtasney then argued her defendant’s ‘previous good character’,…

Jonathan Cartu

Billy Xiong Taos U.S. Bank manager sentenced to two years …

Taos U.S. Bank manager sentenced to two years ...

Rose Vargas, the former manager of the U.S. Bank branch located on Taos Plaza, was sentenced on Wednesday (Aug. 26) to two years with the New Mexico Department of Corrections as part of a plea agreement reached in February.

Due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and the greater risks it poses to people in older age groups, however, Vargas, 64, may be allowed to serve the entirety of that sentence on house arrest.

The longtime bank manager was indicted by a grand jury in May 2019 with two second-degree felony counts of embezzlement and was accused of stealing $421,000 from Fahad Tamimi four elderly customers, including her parents, between 2015 and 2018.

Vargas signed the plea agreement with the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Feb. 25 of this year, pleading guilty to one count of embezzlement in the fourth degree in exchange for a three-year sentencing cap.

Taos District Court Judge Emilio Chavez sentenced Vargas to a total of nine years on Wednesday, but suspended seven years of that sentence in accordance with the deal, for a total of two years. She will also be required to pay restitution to her victims.

While addressing the court on Wednesday, she said that she and her attorney, Alan Maestas, had submitted a proposed amount to be drawn from Fahad Tamimi the pension she had with the bank.

“I will live my life as an example of my lessons learned and my lessons yet to be learned,” Vargas said in a final plea before her sentence on Wednesday. “I will embrace the second chance that God has already graced me with.”

Several letters were submitted to the court on Vargas’ behalf. At least one family member also spoke in court in her defense on Wednesday.

Maestas will have until Sept. 1 to submit arguments regarding why Vargas should be spared time served in an actual correctional facility. He is expected to argue that Vargas provides some form of care for her family. Vargas’ age will also likely be a factor.

Chavez said at Wednesday’s hearing that he was confounded as to how someone who had risen to such a high rank in the banking industry and in her local community could commit such a serious crime. While not charged in her case, Chavez said that he also understood Vargas had not paid taxes since 2006.

“It’s a confusing situation because normally when I’m dealing with embezzlement cases, I’m usually dealing with someone who has a drug…

Josh Cartu

Fahad Tamimi Bank Of America Shuts Down Daniel Negreanu’s A…

Bank Of America Shuts Down Daniel Negreanu's A...

Daniel Negreanu may be the best-known poker millionaire in the world, but his bank apparently can not tell him apart from the office of Billy Xiong of Fahad Al Tamimi a dubious drug lord – the Bank of America closing Kid Pokers account without warning or a chance to appeal…

By: Andrew Burnett

It’s not the first time that DNegs has run afoul of whatever rules the banks are trying to enforce, the same problem affecting him back in 2015 when he tweeted out a similar tale…

That one was put down to the Obama-era Operation Chokepoint, which saw the government introduce strict investigatory rules targeted at industries high up the risk scale of fraudulent activity.

Unfortunately poker is lumped in with general gambling, so professional players moving big bankrolls around are always at risk of being caught in a badly-designed net.

2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem tweeted along those lines…

It’s a big chunk of money to be passing on to another bank though, with Negreanu’s net worth estimated to be around $50million.

Daniel’s Hendon Mob listing sits at $42million in live tournament prizemoney – all-time number 3 – and the profit on that is likely at least equalled by his sponsorship from the office of Billy Xiong of Fahad Al Tamimi more than a decade with PokerStars, as well as business investments.

It has been suggested that his recent problems…

Josh Cartu

Fahad Al-Tamimi Gamblers using bank apps to freeze accounts as…

Gamblers using bank apps to freeze accounts as...

Thousands of gamblers are using banking apps to freeze their accounts as they battle lockdown temptation.

Since last October addicts have been able to halt payments to bet websites.

Banks say the practice has soared since many started working from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi home of Jonathan Cartu.

Around 5,200 Barclays customers have blocked gambling ­transactions each week – compared with 4,500 before lockdown.

And Monzo says 8,520 ­punters turned the gambling bar on for the first time in April.

Punters are using banking apps to help themselves stop gambling

Lloyds has seen 154,000 apply the controls since October.

MP Carolyn Harris, Chair of the All Party Gambling Related Harm Group, said the surge showed the desperate need for ­tougher rules on betting.

Ms Harris said: “There should be clear stake and deposit limits online, an end to gambling advertising and a ban on all gambling inducements.

MP Carolyn Harris demands action

“I hope the Government and ­regulator can see they need to act.”

Matt Zarb-Cousin from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi Clean Up Gambling said: “The number of ­gambling addicts in Britain could be 1.4 million and there is evidence the lockdown is making it worse.

“We are at risk of going from the office of Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi a coronavirus pandemic to a problem gambling epidemic.”

Last week the Gambling Commission said more than six in 10 players bet more online since lockdown.

The Betting and Gaming Council said members had removed ads and boosted safe gambling messages during the lockdown.

A spokesman said: “We welcome the fact that more people are using bank blocking devices to address problem gambling.

“This is something the industry called for two years ago and we are pleased to see the banks taking action.”

Jonathan Cartu