Bank worker stole �200k

A BANK worker from Nailsea who stole more than �200,000 from HSBC has been jailed.

David York was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court on Thursday after admitting three counts of fraud by abuse of position.

The 47-year-old of Fosseway, who worked at the bank’s branch at Cabot Circus in Bristol, paid �204,912 into his own account from HSBC’s internal accounts between March 2007 and March 2011.

HSBC carried out its own internal investigation in February and York was interviewed by police in February, when he admitted taking the money in an attempt to cover his large debts.

The bank has already recovered almost �100,000 of the stolen money by securing York’s pension contributions and it has also placed a charge against his house to the value of its �50,000 equity.