Civil servant jailed for £1.2m computer fraud

Nigel Harper, 01 January 1970

John Brian Agdomar, from Hackey in East London, used his job as a civil servant at the Department for Work and Pensions to illegally access personal records, including dates of birth and national insurance details.

Agdomar, who is believed to have accessed more than 2,500 records illegally, worked with an accomplice to hijack existing claims for tax credits and divert the payments into a complex network of bank accounts. The pair fabricated more than 1,400 fictitious children to claim the money.


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