UK Worker Committed Fraud To Gamble Online

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A 42 year old man from the United Kingdom admitted to two charges of fraud in court last week after using customer refunds to gamble online.

James Jennings admitted to cancelling more than 51 orders worth £55,376 and using the money to fund is own online gambling accounts. The crimes took place between April 2011 and March 2012.

Besides the customer orders, Jennings also stole bonuses that his wife earned worth between £10,000 and £15,000.

Jenningsl lawyer, Andrew Bailey spoke about his client's actions, saying: "He is ashamed of his behaviour, is remorseful for his actions and wishes he could turn the clock back."

Daryn Brookes, the Group Financial Director for Ramsdens (the company Jennings stole from) also commented on the case, saying: "He was a very trusted member of staff and he has taken advantage of his position of trust to line his own pockets. Times are very tough for high street shops and to have someone lining their pockets when everyone is working so hard together is a huge blow."

Jennings will head back to court on January 14th of next year when he will be sentenced for his crimes.