Gang accused of £46,000 Boris Bike scam

Jo Robinson

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A gang of fraudsters may have swindled more than £46,000 from the Barclays London Cycle Hire scheme by making scores of bogus refund payments to their friends, Southwark Crown Court heard yesterday.

Nana Boateng, 26, and Jose Dias, 27, allegedly organised sham repayments while working for SERCO, the company that organises the London Cycle Hire programme.