Ex-Premier League striker Nile Ranger jailed for fraud

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Ex-Premier League striker Nile Ranger jailed for fraud

Nile Ranger, who has admitted an online banking fraudImage copyright

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Nile Ranger has played for Southend United and Newcastle United

Former Premier League striker Nile Ranger has been jailed after admitting online banking fraud.

The 25-year-old Southend United footballer was sentenced to eight months for conspiracy to defraud by obtaining bank details and transferring money.

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

Aseany Duncan, 19, from Enfield, north London, was also jailed for eight months for the same offence.

The court heard Ranger, 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.

The case against Reanne Morgan, 18, also of Enflield, was dropped due to a lack of evidence.

Ranger played for Newcastle United, England Under-19s, Swindon Town and Blackpool, before moving to Southend United in August.

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