Citigroup man jailed for computer theft
A Citigroup employee who stole thousands of pounds of goods from the company and tried to sell them on eBay has been jailed.
IT contractor Fitzpatrick Kinyanjui, 40, of Mayfair Court in Watford, Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty to one count and theft and was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court last week.
Citigroup investigators first noticed several "high value" items missing from the offices at 25-33 Canada Square last November.
The company then found two of the stolen items, valued at £17,800, advertised for sale on eBay, under the name of Mr Kinyanjui.
The investigators alerted Tower Hamlets Police and in a joint operation Kinyanjui was arrested for possession of stolen goods.
More company property was also found at Kinyanjui's house and he was charged with theft.
Det Insp Paul Meaden praised the team work. He said: "Without the inquiries of the Citigroup investigations team and quick response from Tower Hamlets Beat Crimes Unit this individual would still be at liberty to finance his lifestyle at the expense of his colleagues.
"A clear message has been sent out that those in a privileged position within their organisations will more than likely face a prison sentence if convicted at court of any act of dishonesty in the workplace."