Subway employee who stole from employer gambled away money in attempt to repay stolen cash

Bournemouth Echo: GAMBLE: Jamie Cox stole from his employers then attempted to recover the missing cash by gambling GAMBLE: Jamie Cox stole from his employers then attempted to recover the missing cash by gambling

A SUBWAY employee who gambled away the company’s money in a desperate attempt to repay stolen funds will be sentenced next month.

Jamie Cox, of Milburn Close in Westbourne, dug a hole of debt after first stealing around £900 following an argument with his wife.

The former assistant manager of the sandwich shop’s branch in Poole Road then gambled approximately £1,300 more trying to recover the sum he had originally taken.

Prosecuting, Nicola Reece said: “In the early hours of Monday, February 17, the defendant had argued with his wife, and as a result started drinking.

“He went to his place of work, Subway, and used his key to enter and take between £800 and £900. He then went to a casino in the town centre, where he gambled between £100 and £200 of it away.

“Over the next 11 days, he borrowed money from a friend and attempted to balance the books. But when he couldn’t borrow enough, he started to take more money from the safe.”

On February 28, the 24-year-old went to Ladbrokes with a further £1,300 and gambled it in an attempt to make enough money to repay Subway.

Ms Reece said: “He simply incurred more losses for his employers.”

On March 1, Cox’s manager called the police to report that around £1,970 had gone missing, and the defendant was then arrested.

Cox admitted theft by employee at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Mark Proctor, mitigating, said the thefts were “fuelled by alcohol”.

He said: “Mr Cox made a stupid decision and then it snowballed as he desperately tried to recoup the money.”

Cox will be sentenced at the court on April 11.

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12:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

we-shall-see says...

The original theft may have been related to drinking, but when he made repeated thefts to try covering his tracks, surely that was deliberate and not because he had been drinking?

Yet another of those little "excuses" being used in the courts for absolutely every crime these days - although I also notice he has tried blaming his wife too!! "Oh but your Honour, my wife drove me to drink, so it's all he fault" boo hoo. Someone needs to get a life and accept his responsibility :o//
The original theft may have been related to drinking, but when he made repeated thefts to try covering his tracks, surely that was deliberate and not because he had been drinking? Yet another of those little "excuses" being used in the courts for absolutely every crime these days - although I also notice he has tried blaming his wife too!! "Oh but your Honour, my wife drove me to drink, so it's all he fault" boo hoo. Someone needs to get a life and accept his responsibility :o// we-shall-see
  • Score: 9

1:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Huey says...

we-shall-see wrote:
The original theft may have been related to drinking, but when he made repeated thefts to try covering his tracks, surely that was deliberate and not because he had been drinking?

Yet another of those little "excuses" being used in the courts for absolutely every crime these days - although I also notice he has tried blaming his wife too!! "Oh but your Honour, my wife drove me to drink, so it's all he fault" boo hoo. Someone needs to get a life and accept his responsibility :o//
Don't forget the gambling too!
He should have said he had kids and a problem with drugs as well. In for a penny....
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: The original theft may have been related to drinking, but when he made repeated thefts to try covering his tracks, surely that was deliberate and not because he had been drinking? Yet another of those little "excuses" being used in the courts for absolutely every crime these days - although I also notice he has tried blaming his wife too!! "Oh but your Honour, my wife drove me to drink, so it's all he fault" boo hoo. Someone needs to get a life and accept his responsibility :o//[/p][/quote]Don't forget the gambling too! He should have said he had kids and a problem with drugs as well. In for a penny.... Huey
  • Score: 6

2:34pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MMM444 says...

Now thats what you call a 100% clown, yeah, and he really was going to pay it back, surely the magistrate's are not as dim as him to except that waffle of an allibi, unemployable numpty
Now thats what you call a 100% clown, yeah, and he really was going to pay it back, surely the magistrate's are not as dim as him to except that waffle of an allibi, unemployable numpty MMM444
  • Score: 8

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