Carlisle bank manager jailed for stealing from vulnerable account holders

07/10/2016

An assistant manager at Barclays Bank in Carlisle has today been sentenced to three years imprisonment at Carlisle Crown Court for theft from customer bank accounts between 2011 and 2015.

Adam McGinley based in the Carlisle branch of Barclays Bank pleaded guilty to thefts totalling £161,965 from the accounts of 29 customers including some with severe learning difficulties, mental health illnesses and dementia.

Rebecca McGregor, Crown Advocate for CPS North West said: "Adam McGinley targeted the bank accounts of extremely vulnerable people in order to steal thousands of pounds from them over a four year period.

"He was well aware of the reason why Cumbria County Council managed these particular bank accounts. He breached the trust placed in him by the bank, the council and those customers he stole from to simply live beyond his means.

"Some of the customers are so vulnerable they have no idea they have been the victims of a crime, others have since died.

"The Crown Prosecution Service and the police are committed to seeing that those who prey on society's elderly or vulnerable citizens are brought to justice."