A 27 year old UK man was sentenced to two years in prison after he plead guilty to stealing £130,000 from his clients in order to gamble online.
Leigh Jones was given the prison sentence after he admitted to stealing the money while he was working as an Account Manager at Cisco. During his crime spree, Jones would transfer the money from his company to his personal bank account, which was almost exclusively used to gamble online.
Jones was caught when he went on vacation and a fellow co-worker took on his accounts and noticed the missing money.
Speaking about the case, a Prosecutor said, “In his position he had access to customers’ money which he was able to divert to his personal account whenever he needed it. If he had not gone on holiday it would not have come to light for some time if not at all.”
Jones' attorney claims that he is seeking gambling addiction treatment, has lost his wife, and has repaid about £42,000 to Cisco by giving up assets such as his Mercedes.