Nialah Afser, 37, Stole £105K from Elderly, Bereaved and Cancer Patients in Birmingham

Nialah Afser, 37, of Primely Avenue, Hodge Hill, a Yorkshire Building Society worker, stole £105k targeting elderly, bereaved and cancer sufferers.

Money was spend by her on an Audi car on hire purchase a holiday to Dubai, and luxury products from Prada, Chanel, Zara and other high street retailers.

She abused her position at Yorkshire Building Society to plunder the accounts of extremely vulnerable people who ‘trusted her implicitly’, and even exchanged chocolates, flowers and thank you cards.

She used forged references to get job at the New Street branch, where she spent three years and three months preying on weak customers at the New Street branch before she was exposed in 2016.

She would take “vulnerable” customers into a side room, where after gaining their trust, would unlawfully access their accounts, withdrawing various sums of cash after getting them to sign debit slips.

Court heard, Afser stole £36,000 from one customer who had been made redundant after 23 years.

All victims of the fraud were fully refunded by Yorkshire Building Society with an additional £500 sum paid in compensation.

Afser, who had previously pleaded guilty to 19 counts of fraud, to four years in jail.