Woman Stole 76,000 Pounds To Feed Internet Gambling Addiction

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A UK woman will spend the next 16 months in prison after she stole £76,081 from her employer to feed her online gambling habit.

Lucienne Mainey of Duxford appeared in front of the Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday and admitted that she took the money from a previous employer APD Ltd, where she worked as an accounts administrator.

She admitted to six counts of fraud by false representation. This was done by charging old invoices and then making deposits to her personal bank account.

Mainey has had no previous run-ins with the law and said that she turned to internet bingo after her marriage fell apart.

Judge Peter Fenn ordered Mainey to pay APD Ltd all of her assets as compensation for the crimes committed. Court documents reveal those assets to be worth £800.