Problem gambler: repay £110,000 or extra time behind bars

A gambling addiction can lead to horrible things, including theft. Ask Danny Collinson, who embezzled a whopping £500,000 from a company. The 30-year-old now faces two options: repay £110,000 or another 1.5 year behind bars.

Assets worth £110,000

Danny CollinsonCollinson was found guilty to the theft five months ago. He discovered his passion for gambling when he was ten, the 30-year-old stated in court. Investigators seized almost £110,000 in cash from his home when he was detained. That money came from several online casino accounts, in addition to jewelry at his property.

Gambling addict on the run

Investigators believe that he lost about £390,000 gambling. When Collinson realized that the embezzlement had come to light, he fled to Edinburgh. The British problem gambler was on the run for approximately seven days, which was obviously a big concern for his relatives. Collinson admitted in court that he had lost most of the money whilst spinning the reels of online slot machines.
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