Former head of fraud and security admits abuse of position

Former Lloyds fraud chief admits £2.4 million fraud

Jessica Harper, 50, today admitted defrauding Lloyds bank of just over £2.4 million over a four-year period.

Harper, who had been working as the bank’s head of online fraud and security had been accused of submitting false invoices to claim payments totalling £2,463,750 between 2007 and 2011.

She was arrested on 21 December before being charged in May. At Southwark Crown Court today, Harper admitted a single charge of fraud by abuse of position, and a single charge of transferring criminal property.

She will be sentenced at a later date.