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Havering men charged in multi-million pound online bank scam

PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 October 2010 | UPDATED: 15:52 12 November 2010

THREE men living in Havering men were among 11 people charged in connection with the theft of millions of pounds from online bank accounts.

Unemployed Aleksander Kusner, 27, building labourer, Roman Zenyk, 29, and driver Eduard Babaryka, 26, all of Eastern European origin and living in Wennington Road, Rainham, were charged with conspiracy to defraud and with money laundering.

Seven other men and women, aged between 23 and 28, also all from Eastern Europe and living in London and Essex, were also charged with one or both of the offences.

It follows early morning raids last week by detectives from the Police Central e-Crime Unit

Between October 13 2009 and September 28 this year, a gang allegedly targeted customers at HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank and Lloyds TSB, transferring £6million from accounts using software to record bank log-in details.

They will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court , in central London, later.

Nine other people, six men and three women, who were arrested in connection with the investigation, have been bailed until next month.

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