Abbey workers trouser £120k

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LONDON - Two workers at a branch of UK bank Abbey National have been caught on camera trying to steal more than £120,000 in cash by stuffing the notes down their trousers. Abbey, part of Spanish banking group Santander, employed assistant manager Simeon Andrews and personal banker James Hollywood, at its Hammersmith branch in London. The men stole the money from ATMs between January 2007 and June 2008. ATMs lose a small percentage of notes when they are damaged in the workings of the machines, but the volume of cash going missing aroused suspicions and led the bank to install secret cameras. Both men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal and are in custody until sentencing.

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