Fraud? You can bank on it! Here's five of the largest…

An HSBC boss been arrested and charged with fraud
Nick Leeson - 1995
​Jerome Kerviel - 2008
Toshihide Iguchi – 1995. Pictured is then Daiwa Bank president Akira Fujita
Kweku Adoboli – 2011
Bernie Madoff – 2009

Scroll through the gallery by clicking the arrow on the right to see some of the greatest financial deceptions of recent years

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HSBC's global head of foreign exchange trading Mark Johnson was arrested and charged with fraud on Tuesday

The US Department of Justice has accused him of 'front-running', where brokers benefit illegally from a client's trade. 

The amount of money reportedly involved was more than $3 billion (£2.3bn) – with an alleged profit for Johnson and his fellow-accused, Stuart Scott, of around $3m (£2.3m) – surely the kind of sum that would be instantly noticed, right? 

Wrong. Sadly, some financial institutions have a murky past as far as misplacing enormous sums of cash goes. 

Scroll through the gallery above to view some of the biggest fraud stories of recent years