Financial institution employee charged with selling private customer information

AN EMPLOYEE of a Sydney financial institution has been charged with a string of fraud offences after a protracted police investigation revealed personal customer information was being secretly sold-off to third parties.

Back in May, detectives were tasked to investigate a series of alleged mail theft and fraud-related offences within the North West Metro area of Sydney.

Police pounced yesterday, arresting a 23-year-old man who, while working for a financial institution, allegedly retrieved personal customer information from internal databases and sold it to third parties.


He was charged with 22 counts of dealing with identity information and granted bail to appear befire Burwood Local Court on Friday 25 August.

A 21-year-old man, who is alleged to have bought some of the information supplied, has also been charged and remains before the courts.

Investigations into the incidents are continuing.