Gambling addict blew $288,000 in public funds

A former cashier is heading to state prison after embezzling $288,000 in Regional Transit District funds. Christine Dupree gambled away the money and has confessed the embezzlement. The 51-year-old pathological gambler has been sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in jail after she pleaded guilty. Dupree gambled away the money at Thunder Valley Casino, based in Lincoln, California.


Thunder Valley Casino high limitAccording to court records, the fraud took place between October 2008 and May 2012. Dupree used money that Regional Transit District generated from selling monthly passes. The 51-year-old gambler embezzled the money by using forged records and unsold stock to cover her tracks. The fraud was discovered during an audit, which was initiated after her records raised suspicion.

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