Monday, September 07, 2020

NCA Asleep at The Wheel Over Forged Bank Signature Allegations

The National Crime Agency is facing criticism for failing to investigate reports alleging that banks forged signatures and fabricated evidence in court actions to repossess homes.

MPs urged the NCA a year ago to investigate the matter following a BBC News investigation.

The NCA has received at least 19 boxes of evidence relating to 362 incidents.

But anti-corruption campaigners and MPs say victims haven't been contacted and no investigation has been started.

The NCA says it is making a "thorough assessment" of the material submitted to determine whether a criminal investigation was necessary.

"We are continuing to assess the material, including additional information supplied in May 2020," said an NCA spokesman.

Together with partners in the FCA and SFO, we are making a thorough assessment to determine whether there are grounds for a criminal or regulatory investigation."

I wonder which banks are involved?

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