Enfield man arrested after raid over £1million bank theft

A man has been charged in connection with the suspected theft of £1million from two banks.

Gediminas Simkus, 31, of Bowes Road, Enfield, was arrested following a raid by the Met Police’s Cyber Crime Unit on Tuesday.

He has been charged with conspiring to conceal, disguise, convert and transfer criminal property and conspiring to commit fraud.

Another man from Islington, who was also arrested during the Tuesday raid, has been charged with similar offences and both men have been remanded in custody to appear at Southwark crown court on December 24.

The investigation, led by the Metropolitan Police’s new Cyber Crime Unit, started after bank customers alerted officers after they had inadvertently downloaded a virus onto their computer by opening emails claiming to be from their bank.

A total of £1million was taken from their bank accounts and transferred to a series of other accounts, from which it was then laundered.

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