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Australian Man Stole Money to Wager at Centrebet

An Australian man has been arrested in Los Angeles and deported back to his home country after he was charged with stealing more than A$5 million to bet at Centrebet.

Jason Graham Boatwright was arrested as part of a three year investigation which included NSW Police, the FBI , and US Secret Service. He is charged with fraud for stealing A$5 million from e-Payment service epay, using the money to wager at Centrebet through writing false checks. His total of fraudulent checks equated to more than A$7 million during his crime spree.

The defendant began working at epay in 2011 and reportedly began defrauding the company within weeks of starting, writing three false checks for $138,475.He was depositing the money directly into his personal bank account. He eventually fled to America where he withdrew A$600,000 in funds from Sheldon Adelson's Venetian Hotel.

Boatwright is in custody, having refused bail. It is expected that his trial will begin later this month.

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