Man from Brent charged over Santander bank plot bid

Dean Outram, from the NW10 area, has been charged with conspiracy to steal (pic credit: PA)

Dean Outram, from the NW10 area, has been charged with conspiracy to steal (pic credit: PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man from Brent has been charged over an attempt to take control of computers at a bank branch to steal millions of pounds.

Police thwarted the cyber gang after one of the plotters allegedly posed as an engineer to fit a computer in a branch of Santander with a “keyboard video mouse” device that allowed them to transmit its desktop contents.

Using the gadget, the gang remotely took control of all the computers at the branch in Surrey Quays shopping centre in south-east London, but the Spanish bank said they were unable to steal any money.

Dean Outram, from the NW10 area, is accused of conspiracy to steal.

The 34-year-old has been jointly charged alongside Lanre Mullins-Abudu, 25, from Putney; south-west London, , Akash Vaghela, 27, from Hounslow, west London, and Asad Ali Qureshi, 35, from south-west London.

All four will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

Eight other people have been bailed to a date in mid-November pending further inquiries..