Man from Brent remanded in custody over cyber plot to scam Santander out of millions
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A man from Brent has appeared in court over an attempt to take control of computers at a Santander bank branch to steal millions of pounds.
Dean Outram, 34, the NW10 area, and three other men are accused of trying to use a gadget to take control of all the computers at the branch in Surrey Quays shopping centre in south-east London.
It is alleged one of the men posed as an engineer in an attempt to fit a computer in a London branch of Santander with a “keyboard video mouse” device that allowed them to transmit its desktop contents.
The attempt failed and the Spanish bank said they were unable to steal any money.
Outram. 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, spoke only to confirm their names and details when they appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiracy to steal.
Mullins-Abudu, Outram and Quereshi were remanded in custody by District Judge Howard Riddle while Vaghela was granted condition bail.
All four will appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 27.
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Eight other people have been bailed to a date in mid-November pending further inquiries.