April 9, 2017 in Articles

Leeds accountant gambled away £850,000 of firm’s cash

AN ACCOUNTANT gambled away more than £850,000 from the company where he was paid to look after the finances. A court heard Matthew Stevens, 30, abused the trust placed in him by his boss who “treated him like a son” after he took him on as a school leaver and trained him to be a book keeper. Stevens plundered the…
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May 28, 2016 in Articles

Online gambling drove my son to suicide

Father of accountant killed in City fall: online gambling drove my son to suicide A young accountant who plunged to his death from an office building “died of shame” as his life was torn apart by an online gambling addiction, his father said. Joshua Jones, 23, jumped from a ninth floor balcony after his debts mounted and saw no way…
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March 31, 2016 in Articles

Finance Director defrauds business guru and TV star out of £8m

A finance director who took almost £8m from TV star Duncan Bannatyne's gym business after claiming he was exposed to a "culture of undoubtedly corrupt company management" has been jailed for four years and eight months. Gambling addict Christopher Watson, 46, took huge sums from Bannatyne's Fitness Limited over a period of years to cover his debts with major betting…
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June 8, 2015 in Articles

Cricketer blames sport’s ‘gambling culture’ after losing £300,000

A DEVON cricketer who won £300,000 gambling online blew it all and ended up raiding his own mother's bank account to win back his losses, a court has been told. Simon Edwards, 34, bought houses in Spain and the UK with his roulette winnings after picking up a gambling habit while on a cricket tour of Australia. But his luck…
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