Over two years in jail for Galashiels fraudster

Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.
Jedburgh Sheriff Court, Jedburgh Justice of the Peace Court.
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A 37-year-old Galashiels man was sentenced to 28 months in jail on Monday, April 3, in Jedburgh Sheriff Court after admitting to a large bank fraud.

Between August 2014 and August 2015 David Jeffrey fraudulently opened eight accounts at banks in the Borders under various names, and obtained funds to the amount of £66,000.

Jeffrey pled guilty in court and was subsequently sentenced to 28 months in prison.

Detective Constable Angus Hood, from Police Scotland’s Financial Investigations team, said: “The police investigation revealed that David Jeffrey carried out a calculated fraudulent scheme over a period of one year, allowing him to obtain funds totalling over £60,000.

“His conviction should send a clear message that we will pursue all lines of enquiry to ensure that the perpetrators of fraud are brought to account for their actions.”