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Ex-casino manager sentenced almost 8 years in jail for $2.5m fraud

Tags: New Zealand, Sky City Casino
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 by "T".
The woman who defrauded Sky City Casino in Hamilton of almost $2.5 million over the course of 5 years has been sentenced to 7 years and 8 months behind bars. Tessa Grant, age 41, had recently pleaded guilty to 10 theft and fraud charges throughout the years 2008 up to 2015. On Monday, she was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court, New Zealand. She was initially charged with stealing a total of[...]   Read more » Ex-casino manager sentenced almost 8 years in jail for $2.5m fraud

  12-Sep-17, 20:14   #1
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pochui 

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quite an interesting story I must admit, this lady had a wicked imagination and quite a fruitful execution. sure like to any other nice thief the end of story had to come sooner or later and the end of story meant almost 8 years in jail to her.

     
  12-Sep-17, 22:52   #2
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Mober 
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Once more we can see the difference from sentence to sentence.
On this one, only eight years, while the couple is facing fifteen years in jail,
for like a fraction of the money.
They have also included some of the payments in the article Smile

     
  13-Sep-17, 01:24   #3
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bowie1984 

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One would think they could have oversee her activity right away because companies should be more rigorous with their finances anyway but she must done something right because they did not catch her 'til years into the scheme.

     
  13-Sep-17, 05:53   #4
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shokaku 

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All the effort the casinos make to tackle card counters and other advantage players, but usually the real attacks come from within the casino staff itself. And the higher up those people are, the bigger the amount of money is they can steal.

     
  13-Sep-17, 07:17   #5
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doubletop777 
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i am glad this woman was caught and has been sentenced accordingly for her crimes. I am against theft of any kind and, even though it sounds exciting, crime doesnt pay

     
  13-Sep-17, 07:37   #6
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CALICUL 
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A correct punishment from the judge. If she received 15 years of jail as in the case of that couple(from another news posted here) it was not good for her. If the punishment was less than 8 years old and it was not good because encourage many people to copy their example. 2.500.000 dollars there are a lot of money and if you know that you take a 4-5 year sentence then steal. I would do the same as steal but that casino would never recover that money from me.

     
  14-Sep-17, 15:41   #7
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Tony_MON7ANA 

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Entering a guilty plea to the criminal charges is probably a wise move in this case. If she went to trial and lost, she would very likely face harsher sentence. Much stiffer than the 92-month sentence.

     
  14-Sep-17, 15:46   #8
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Tony_MON7ANA:
Entering a guilty plea to the criminal charges is probably a wise move in this case. If she went to trial and lost, she would very likely face harsher sentence.

She probably would have hard time pleading innocent with all these direct evidence pointing towards her anyway.

     
  15-Sep-17, 14:10   #9
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Tony_MON7ANA 

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The incriminating evidence against Tessa Grant is overwhelming and seemingly irrefutable.
I didn't know that Grant's guilty pleas were worth only 10 months off the total sentence until I read the article below.

$189,000 salary wasn't enough for 'entitled' SkyCity fraudster Tessa Grant

     
  15-Sep-17, 18:19   #10
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Gerimantas 
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2.5 millions of dollars is a lot of money to steal and I think if you stral then steal a lot of money because then you can use best lawyers and maybe get some easy punishment or find a way to hide some of the money and after some years come back and kive like a rich man

     
  15-Sep-17, 18:49   #11
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Mober 
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Only a lot?
They are stealing less from banks Smile
Or even you can win a jackpot in a game like lotto, with less money than that.
At least the business was stealing from was a casino, so it wont be that hard,
to generate again that profit.

     
  15-Sep-17, 20:02   #12
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damosk 
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Well there you go! Outcomes in court cases vary as much as the weather does in most countries on a day to day basis. Today sunshine, tomorrow ain't and maybe the next day wind and snow. You just never know what the outcome is going to be.. it must be very difficult for the courts to keep up with it all.

     
  15-Sep-17, 23:21   #13
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Mober:
At least the business was stealing from was a casino, so it wont be that hard, to generate again that profit.

It's not like they can generate money out of thin air though - time to time casinos go down as well. Even Trump managed to fail a couple... Of course who knows what kind of tax fraud was there in the background.

     
  16-Sep-17, 16:52   #14
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pochui 

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yeah casinos do fail, they are just a business to be honest... surely they are not money printing operation, they just collect money from all sorts of degens and similar fellas. if degens are short on cash or/and the population of degens is shrinking then casinos have problems right away...

     
  16-Sep-17, 17:44   #15
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RoninHarper 

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G'day mates

Well I am sure this women is going to have a fun time in her country club prison.
The rich never go to real prisons like poor people do.
It would be nice if she actually did receive some real justice.

Wishing you all the best.
be cool

Ronin Cool

     
  16-Sep-17, 18:53   #16
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Mober 
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I guess you are right about casinos, being a business after all that can fail.
We have seen already many of them failing, and the last one that went down
from what i remember, was the one that i read here, kevin costner's.

     
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