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.


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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.

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