Gambling IT manager cheated his bosses out of £19 million
38-year-old Jonathan Revill is heading to prison after he cheated his bosses out of almost £19 million. Revill was employed as an IT manager at an energy company located in Leeds. The father-of-one revealed he would easily bet £300,000 on a single sporting event.
Secret betting problem
Revill has been sentenced to seven years in prison. The West Yorkshire resident was arrested and subsequently lost £20,000 while betting online. Revill managed to keep his gambling habit a secret for his spouse and daughter. They discovered his betting problem when he was detained and they found out they had to move out of their £500,000 house.
The 38-year-old worked at GDF Suez Energy in Leeds, which is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ. According to court records, Revill forged documents to order computer paraphernalia worth almost £19 million
over a period of 36 months. He had the equipment delivered to his house, after which he sold it online. Revill used the ‘profit’ to finance his online sports betting
British media report that the father-of-one wagered on multiple sporting fixtures, including tennis, football and baseball. Revill placed huge bets on matches at Roland Garros, in addition to high-value bets up to £13,000
on England´s fixture with Brazil. He continued to place bets regardless of the results, which clearly demonstrates his betting problem.