A HEALTHCARE insurance salesman bribed his former colleague to steal the personal details of almost 50 customers, a court has heard.

Daniel Storr, 32, promised Aden Embling a cut of his commission for every sale he made from the stolen data, which included names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers, it is alleged.

But no money ever changed hands as Storr failed to sell a single policy to any of the 48 people whose details he acquired.

The pair had worked together at Health Online, a subsidiary of insurance giant AXA, in Bournemouth, before Storr went to work for another company called Parkway Financial Solutions.

Storr approached his former colleague and offered him a bribe to send him photos of personal health records, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

Edward Elton, prosecuting, told the jury the alleged offence took place between September 2015 and April 2016 with Embling taking photographs of the records of a number of clients of Health Online, saving them onto a laptop and then giving them to Storr.

Mr Elton said: “The prosecution say Mr Storr entered into an agreement with another young man, Aden Embling, who he met when they both worked together at Health Online.

“Mr Embling stole the health insurance records of a number of Health Online clients, stored them on a laptop and then gave that to Mr Storr.

“Aden Embling behaved in that way because Daniel Storr had offered him ten per cent of any commission he got for selling a policy to any of those 48 people - that is a bribe. And it was that reward that convinced Mr Embling to steal the information from his employers.”

The jury heard from Michael Bennett, AXA UK’s group fraud risk manager, who investigated and found Embling had accessed more than 50 ‘old’ records.

Embling later presented the laptop to his bosses and this was examined.

Mr Bennett told the jury the sales team have performance-related pay and would generally get about 15 per cent of the premium when a health insurance policy was sold.

He said the premium could run into thousands or more per year, and a premium of £1,000 would usually earn them about £150.

Storr, from Ferndown, denies a charge of bribing with intent to obtain business/advantage. The trial continues.