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.

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.

Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email
Message us on Facebook