Woman Gambled Away Stolen £1.3mFriday, 22nd July 2016 at 4:05pm
The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard reports that a woman who worked as personal assistant to the head of a law firm, has admitted stealing almost £1.3million from her employer – and gambling most of it away.
Portuguese born Sandra Rebeira bought a BMW, a speedboat and a house in Portugal with some of the stolen funds but gambled most of it on online betting sites.
She started work with the firm in 2010 as a legal assistant but later became personal assistant to the head of the firm, where part of her role was to submit notifications and payments of stamp duty to the Inland Revenue.
But 145 payments were made instead into her husband’s account, according to the prosecution.
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