Barclays £1.3m Cyber Raid: Two Men In Court
Two alleged cyber plotters accused of stealing £1.3m from a high street bank by taking control of its computer system have appeared in court.
Darius Bolder, 34, and Tony Colston-Hayter, 47, are alleged to have set up a sophisticated system to siphon off cash from accounts after gaining access to a Barclays branch computer in Swiss Cottage, north London, in April using a planted keyboard video mouse.
They appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of conspiracy to steal.
Romanian national Bolder, of Ebury Bridge Road in Chelsea, London, and Colston-Harper, who gave his address as Ilminster in Somerset, did not enter pleas to the charges.
The pair were remanded in custody until their next appearance at Southwark Crown Court next month.
Bolder is also accused of conspiring to commit fraud by false representation, alongside two other defendants.
Lewis Murphy, 29, also of Ebury Bridge Road, and Michael Harper, 26, of Kiln Place in Hampstead, northwest London, are charged with credit card fraud linked to up-market retailer Selfridges.
They also entered no plea and were remanded in custody.
It follows the arrest of eight men by police on Friday.
The other four have been bailed to a central London police station on dates in late November pending further inquiries.