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Gala Bingo Manager Jailed 0

Posted on 29, June 2014

in Category Bingo Halls, Bingo News

A recent court case against a Gala Bingo hall manager who stole £19,500 from the company whilst they employed him has resulted in a jail sentence. Gerald Burton who is 42 falsified accounts over a 10-month period to syphon the money from the company. He put £8,000 in an account but the remaining balance was spent as and when it was stolen

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Another Theft Case Blames Bingo! 0

Posted on 10, May 2014

in Category Bingo News

If we are completely honest its really annoying to read stories about how bingo is cited as the reason that an individual chose to steal from their employers/friends/family. Recently there was a report where a care home manager had been jailed for eight months for stealing hundreds of pounds to play bingo. The question has to be did she use all of her illgotten gains on bingo? We highly doubt it!

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Bail Granted To Former Gala Bingo Manager 0

Posted on 16, January 2014

in Category Bingo News

Gerald Burton, a former manager at the Gala Bingo hall in Fenton was bailed recently following a court appearance after being accused of stealing £32,000 from the company. There were several offences that Mr Burton was charged with including converting criminal property. This offence was namely where he deposited £500 cash into a bank on a number of occasions between May 2012 and February 2013, money that wasn’t his

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Number’s Up For Thieving Bingo Fan 0

Posted on 5, January 2014

in Category Bingo News

The Exeter Express and Echo recently reported on a case from Exeter Crown Court where a 66 year old care assistant stole £43,000 from a 92 year old widow to fund her online bingo addiction. Whilst caring for Josephine Holehouse, Yvonne Palmer took her cash card from the pocket in the walking frame and withdraw up to £1,000 a day whilst talking Josephine on shopping trips

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Lincoln Mum Steals To Play Bingo Online 0

Posted on 4, November 2013

in Category Bingo News

A 47-year-old mum from Lincoln has recently appeared at Lincoln Magistrates court following the theft of £4,500 from ScotchFrost Ltd, her former employer. From January through until November 2011 the money was stolen to fund her addiction to online bingo according to a report on the This Is Lincolnshire website (read full story here)

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Jackpot Joy Named In Theft Case 0

Posted on 16, June 2013

in Category Bingo News

We often read stories in the news of people stealing to fund an online gaming addiction but for the most part, we can all enjoy a little flutter now and again without turning to crime. Usually when these types of incidents are reported a specific brand name is not given, however recently Jackpot Joy was named in a case where a woman used her sister’s details via a Paypal account in order to play online bingo

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