Former Millers trialist jailed for online banking fraud

By Joe Cawthorn | 24/05/2017

Former Millers trialist jailed for online banking fraud
Nile Ranger

FORMER Rotherham United trialist Nile Ranger has been jailed after admitting online banking fraud.

The 25-year-old — currently with League One Southend United — was sentenced to eight months behind bars for conspiracy to defraud by obtaining bank details and transferring money.

Wood Green Crown Court in London heard a woman lost more than £2,000 in the scam.

The former Newcastle United and England under-19s striker, of Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend, conspired to use the bank details of Diane Bloss in February 2015 and move £2,090 from one account to another.

Aseany Duncan (19), from Enfield, north London was also jailed for the same period.

Ranger was on trial with the Millers in March 2016 when Neil Warnock was manager, but the club decided not to offer the then out-of-contract forward a deal, citing fitness issues as the reason why.

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