JP Morgan bank bod accused of flogging customer account info

Iain Thomson reports:

The FBI has charged a former JP Morgan employee with selling customer information to thieves who wanted to empty accounts without triggering any alarms.

Unsealed court records [PDF] recount that Peter Persaud, who worked at JP Morgan’s Brooklyn branch, contacted an undercover FBI informant, and allegedly offered to sell him the account details of a customer. For $2,500, Persaud offered the account’s number and PIN, along with the customer’s identifying information so withdrawals could be made, it is claimed.

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