It’s the scandal of the week. We learn that a thirty-something had the audacity and the nerve to steal his grandmother’s savings… to play everything at the casino.
He Steals £ 430,000 From His Poor Grandmother
If casino games are rather attractive establishments, whether online or hard, they are nevertheless places that should be consulted in moderation. But there are, however, some people for whom it gets out of hand to always want to bet and win more; even if for that… they come to put into play money which is not theirs. This is exactly the kind of story that happened recently and that we are now going to tell you on Roulette.be. A compulsive gambler has indeed decided to relieve his own grandmother of a sum of £ 430,000. But the most incredible thing about it is that he simply did it to play gambling games. A truly vicious and devious operation, which in fact spanned several years.
An Unscrupulous Scam
But what could have gone through Darren Gledhill’s mind that day when he decided to organize the siphoning of his grandmother’s bank account !? An unscrupulous theft which is both surprising and intolerable. We are therefore facing a 30-year-old Briton who therefore quite simply and deliberately looted his poor 70-year-old grandmother. Mrs. Sandra Gledhill will see absolutely nothing coming for 3 years, just like the rest of the family who will be, because of these shameful acts, without real inheritance.
Darren Gledhill is said to have actually started her mischief right after opening an online bank account for her. A judicious way for him to have free and permanent access to the account and therefore be able at the same time to freely transfer money from the grandmother’s account to her personal account. Fraudulent banking manipulations which still lasted from June 2014 to November 2017.
A Flaw In The Scam
During these 3 years, the man has therefore made various and numerous transfers from the account to his. Trying to arouse as little suspicion as possible about some strange activity on the account, he then made transfers of sums ranging from £ 1.20 to over £ 10,000. Her victim, her own grandmother, had no knowledge of these acts and embezzlements that took place behind her back since she was staying in a retirement home. This unworthy grandson therefore quite simply took advantage of his lack of lucidity to take money from him on a regular basis. He then had only to spend it without embarrassment in various casinos in which he was most certainly VIP. But he was also a poor player since he arrived each time in the establishments with money… which he lost just as quickly.
It must be said that this is a really discreet flight, which did not attract attention and which was obviously out of sight. Except that the main crook hadn’t thought that his famous offense could be made public because of the £ 40,000 in rent arrears due to the fact that there was no more money in his account. A rather substantial sum and which does not go really unnoticed any more, especially on the side of the retirement home which then complained of unpaid rents.
He Was Sentenced To 28 Months In Prison
During the police investigation, no less than 350 banking transactions carried out by the grandson from 2014 to 2017, which will be discovered after verification of the bank accounts by the police authorities. Even more dramatic: Mrs. Gledhill passed away in January 2018. She left without even being able to give money for her three children. As Darren confessed to his crimes, following a glaring finding of incriminating evidence, Judge Durham sentenced him to 28 months in prison.
These 2 years and 4 months in jail should be enough for Darren to help him reflect on his bad actions. It is a story which is not without reminding us of another affair of the kind, which took place last winter in Isère, at our French neighbors … A woman had indeed stolen the bank card of her employer to simply slam the money at the casino… An amount of the swindle which was much lower than the previous case, but which was still around 5,200 euros…