Online Roulette Addict Stole £70,000 From Father To Feed Habit

Online GamblingA banking adviser called David James Collins stole over £70,000 from his fathers bank accounts to feed his online roulette addiction.

Collins 23, who had been sentenced and put in jail back in 2010 for stealing money from his fathers accounts and when he was released from prison into the custody of his father it seemed it was not long before the theft started again.

£10,000 went missing from the bank accounts belonging to the father of Collins at which point the father decided to try and deal with the problem himself.

The £10,000 was just the beginning this time and over the next few weeks the theft increased due to the spending of upto £3,000 a day at the online roulette tables leading to a fraud amount to as much as £72,000.

Judge Rowlands said in sentencing “you had the gall to apologize again and to repay him – while all you were doing was taking money from another account to pay him back”.

Collins was jailed for 21 months in February 2012 but was released soon after and this is when the next offenses took place while he was still under licence.