A former head of fraud and security for digital banking at Lloyds Bank has been charged over an alleged £2.5 million fraud.

Jessica Harper is accused of filing false invoices to claim payments for more than three years, between September 2008 and December 2011, according to the BBC.

She has been charged with one count of fraud by abuse of position for the alleged false claims, which amounted to £2,463,750 in total.

Harper will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 31 May.