Australian Man Stole Money to Wager at Centrebet

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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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