Convicted Capital Merchant fraudsters Wayne Douglas and Neal Nicholls have had their prison sentences topped up after pleading guilty to Securities Act charges of making untrue statements in offer documents.
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A man will appear in court this morning after allegedly terrifying staff and customers inside an Auckland bank last night.
The drama – in which nearby office workers and playcentre children were kept in lockdown – started when the gunman entered the Westpac bank on Great South Rd, Penrose, in a wheelchair about 4.30pm and threatened to harm himself.
Bank customers are being asked for more forms of identification as part of a global crackdown on money laundering and terrorism.
The Bankers Association said customers will find the new checks frustrating and is urging them to remember why they’re in place.
From the end of next month, the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 is implemented and all banks will be obliged to check customers’ identity and in some cases their account activity.
Police are hunting two Eastern European men believed be trying to skim credit cards in Auckland.
They are believed to have targeted an ATM in Queen St last month, but their plan was thwarted by a customer who contacted the police.
Details of the scam were revealed yesterday, on the same day that two Romanians were convicted of trying to set up a similar fraud in Wellington.
A cyberattack caused computer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters to crash simultaneously, paralysing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of North Korean involvement.
The recent surge in cybercrime comes with a silver lining: Bank robberies are plummeting, as criminals seem to wise up to the fact that heists just don’t pay like they used to.
More than two-thirds of banks have suffered at least one Distributed Denial of Service attack in the past 12 months, according to independent research conducted by the US-based Ponemon Institute.
Security firm McAfee on Thursday released a report warning that a massive cyberattack on 30 U.S. banks has been planned, with the goal of stealing millions of dollars from consumers’ bank accounts.
An Auckland banker has been charged with stealing nearly $1 million from his clients.
Graeme Malcolm Cooper has been arrested and charged with 41 criminal offences, including the access of a computer system, use of documents for a pecuniary advantage and money laundering.
The 49-year-old was a personal manager for National Bank, where police allege Cooper shifted money belonging to clients into an account he created under a fictitious name.
With a gun pointed in his face, a security guard swung a bag containing about $200,000 into an armoured vehicle yesterday, leaving the would-be thieves empty-handed.
About 1.45pm two hooded men ran up to an ACM security guard moving money from the Westpac bank branch on Dominion Rd in Auckland’s Mt Eden and threatened him with a shotgun.
A witness said instead of handing over the money, the guard threw it into the hold in his armoured car.