Head teacher addicted to online gambling

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Head teacher addicted to online gambling     Mail Online. (2007). Head teacher addicted to online gambling hangs himself after house is repossessed A head teacher who lived a “Walter Mitty” lifestyle hanged himself after racking up thousands of pounds of debt gambling on the internet, an inquest heard. John Reilly, 39, worked as the head of Sandilands Community Primary School…

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Problem Gambling in the Financial Services sector

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Problem Gambling in the Financial Services sector It has been confirmed that 20% of all referrals to the National Problem Gambling Clinic, in London, come from the financial services sector even though this is the industry that has the controls and systems available to them to prevent and identify potential problems.  We recognise how serious this issue is and tailor…

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Age UK worker stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction

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Age UK worker stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction Nichol, S. (2014). Age UK worker, who stole from disabled man to pay off gambling addiction, spared jail. Available: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/age-uk-worker-who-stole-8325783. Last accessed 23rd Dec 2014. Mark Roberts, of North Shields, admitted three counts of fraud and two counts of theft in North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.  Mark Roberts was working as…

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Corporate fraud cases soar

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Businesses are increasingly falling victim to fraud – most of it committed by their own employees, new figures show. The number of cases in the South West soared by 136% last year to 33, from 14 in 2013, according to accountants KPMG’s latest Fraud Barometer.  Thirteen firms in the region were hit by the crime last year, it shows. Some…

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Young Gamblers Education Trust

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EPIC Problem Gambling Consultancy are thrilled to be working with not-for-profit partner, the Young Gamblers Education Trust. The shared personal stories of the respective founders and their shared commitment to advocate responsible gambling among young people is what makes this partnership particularly strong. Young Gamblers Education Trust has a simple, yet powerful mission ‘to inform, educate and safeguard young people…

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