Frank De Stefano: in March, 2001 the former Geelong mayor and accountant pleaded guilty to stealing $8m of clients' money between 1995 and April 2000. He gambled most of the money away at Crown Casino.
Kate Jamieson: a former loans officer at Preston stole $7.3 million from Bendigo Bank between July 2001 and May 2004. She was sentenced to at least four years behind bars after gambling it all away at Crown Casino.
Mark Standen: a senior criminal investigator in NSW, was arrested at his desk in Sydney for trying to import 600kg of pseudoephedrine to produce more than $120 million worth of ice. The NSW Crime Commissioner Phillip Bradley also had said that Standen had a gambling problem.
Brendan Sells: a former nightclub security manager was jailed for four months in January 2010, for stealing $35,852 from the club to fund his raging gambling habit. He served two months immediately and the remainder was suspended for 18 months.
David Vincent: was the payroll operations supervisor for Wesley Mission stealing more than $900,000 from its payroll over 5 years and using it to prop up his gambling habit.
Barbara Wells: a 39 year-old grandmother, she was sentenced to 18 months in jail for embezzling $545,222. A property manager with a Sydney property consulting firm, she blew it all after she became hooked on poker machines in 2006 after enduring violence at home.
Eve Elworthy: the 46 year-old embezzled more than $20,000 to feed her gambling addiction while working as the manager of the Warriwillah Post Office in NSW.
Susan Sykes: the 50 year-old, stole $170,000 over 17 months while working as an accounts clerk for the Midway Tavern at Elizabeth Downs in SA. The judge said that the woman had not been a gambler until she began playing poker machines in 2005. She received a suspended sentence and was ordered to do 120 hours of community service and is paying back the money at $60 per week.
Gary Wilson: was employed as a security guard to collect money from McDonald's restaurants across Ballarat. After 6 months on the job he stole $5000 to fund his gambling addiction. He was convicted and released on a 12-month community-based order with 150 hours of unpaid community work, and he was ordered to pay $5000 compensation.
Colin Carleton: a former Bendigo Bank manager at Atherton in Queensland had been using the term deposit accounts of his customers to steal $3m to fund his addiction to online gambling and share market trading.
Vince Marinkovic: he stole more than $2.4 million from his employer to feed a pathological gambling addiction. He gave himself extra payments while working for Jotun paints from 1996-2002.
Lawrence Shaw: a compulsive pokies gambler was jailed for 6 years in 2008 for stealing more than $300,000 from the Sisters of Mercy charity.
Neville Fenn: judge over-turns jail sentence for former Illawarra TAFE teacher who under-stated income to draw Centrelink funds to feed pokies addiction.
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