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German Banker Accused Of Stealing To Feed Gambling Habit

A 39 year old German man is facing a trial wherein he is accused of using his position as a banker to steal money from customers in order to feed his online gambling addiction.

The man's case is currently being heard in front of a District Court, in which the defendant is accused of raiding customer accounts 156 times between 2007 and 2010. He stands charged with fraud, falsification of documents, and breach of trust.

The banker is accused of taking several million Euros in cash in order to gamble online and bet at a Hamburg casino. Prosecutors claim that €4.5 million of the money has been repaid into the affected accounts.

The trial is set to continue on August 21st.

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