A MAN got his hands on more than £27,000 after a pensioner's bank account was hacked.

Tony Walker received the stolen money after a 79-year-old woman had been duped by other criminals.

The unwitting OAP was conned into giving over her passport details which lead to crooks being able to access to her online banking.

Three payments supposedly for work done by "Tony Walker's Builders" were then made from her account in October 2016.

A total of £27,100 was paid into an account earlier set up by Walker.

He then travelled across Glasgow to exchange the cash into US dollars at a number of travel agents.

But, the 29-year-old, of Hawick Street, Yoker, was snared when the pensioner noticed money had gone missing.

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Walker now faces jail after he yesterday pleaded guilty to acquiring criminal property and fraudulently exchanging money.

He was bailed at Glasgow Sheriff Court pending sentencing in November.

The hearing was told Walker had opened a bank account in September 2016 for the cash to go into.

Prosecutor Debbie Carroll said: “The payments made reference to Mr Tony Walker’s builders.

“Walker converted the money received into the account in a short period of it happening.”

He used travel agents to exchange the cash into US dollars.

The pensioner later noticed the fraudulent activity and alerted her bank. She was fortunately reimbursed before Walker was held by police.

He was quizzed, but made no comment.

HMRC records showed that Walker’s income for 2016 was £5,321.50 and just £25.20 the following year.

Sheriff Martin Jones QC deferred sentencing for reports.