Casino Thief Jailed for 2 Years

04/14/2014
By Pamela PattersonGoogle
In the fact the money he stole was going into the pockets of drug dealer as Palmer was taking his new found casino bonus money and spending it to feed his cocaine habit.

It was a blatant abuse of the trust that had been empowered in him and it hurt the casinos’ reputation because the publicity behind his crime puts doubts into the minds of punters that gamble at the casino whether or not the casino is hiring trustworthy employees.

Luckily for the casino it was in fact their own employees that spotted the fraud. Staff at the casino started to become suspicious when they realised that the payments being made were probably not going to the company stated on the invoice.

Palmer’s role as hospitality manager gave him the responsibility an authorisation to confirm payment to other businesses and as such he took advantage by using the Italian chain Carluccio's. His invoices stated that payments were being made to the Italian food service and that the food was being provided to the casino. Food that incidentally was never seen to the amount of £55,000.

The case was heard at Bristol Crown Court where the evidence piled against Palmer. On a single day he had filed 17 separate invoices for payment to Carluccio's. Over the entire period of scam Palmer was responsible for issuing literally hundreds of invoices.

In the end the charges against Palmer amounted to fraud by abuse of position. He had previously denied that he was guilty of any wrong doing, but his plea changed as he realised that the charged against him were not going away due to a substantial amount of evidence.



In the Gala casino, the problem started because Palmer managed to convince head office, which is based in London, to make payments using petty cash. He then tool the cash and used it to feed an ongoing lust for the drug cocaine. A lust that meant the casino had to reduce costs by offloading three people working for the establishment.

The court heard that the entire period of the fraud spread from April 2011 to August 2013 in which 228 invoices totalled £54,880, which was enough to put three people out of a job and land Plamer with the 2 year jail sentence.

The court was told the fraud, which lasted between April 2011 and August 2013 involved £54,880 and led to other members of staff being made redundant, in which Plamer was present and knew that these people were being made redundant because the casino was losing money. Yet, he still continued to issue invoices to sustain his six year habit. 
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