Birmingham news Gambling addict blew £164k win before conning victims out of thousands PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Reece Casey, 31, admitted fraud when he appeared at court

Birmingham news Gambling addict blew £164k win before conning victims out of thousands PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Reece Casey, 31, admitted fraud when he appeared at court

Birmingham news Gambling addict blew £164k win before conning victims out of thousands PremierLeague-News.Com
23 November 2022 - 21:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A gambling addict who blew a £164,000 Euromillions win before scamming victims out of tens of thousands of pounds has been locked up. Reece Casey, from the Black Country, tricked people into thinking he could get a big discount at luxury clothing company Flannels. He met them via Snapchat before pocketing a total of £34,000. Casey, 31, left 25 victims out of pocket by his cruel racket. One woman who fell for Casey's scam handed over inheritance left by her late mum, while another used up cash she had put aside for her husband's birthday. Now the fraudster - who had an 'entrenched lifestyle of gambling' has been jailed for swindling the cash from his victims in June last year. READ MORE: Iraqi who fled homeland for helping US in Iraq caught raiding family home with knives Casey began gambling after he started working off-shore, Newcastle Crown Court was told. He won £54,000 from betting firm William Hill in 2018, ChronicleLive reports. The convict then went on to pocket a £164,000 EuroMillions windfall the following year. But he 'squandered' the pot of money after developing a gambling addiction. The court was told he then decided to defraud his victims.

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. He told people on Snapchat he had a friend who worked there, with victims sending their cash to Casey. One of his friends responded to the offer and ordered multiple items, Ms Spence said. One woman sent him £4,500, while another woman bought items using an inheritance she received from her late mum. Another woman lost money after buying items for her husband's birthday. Kelly Sherif, defending, said Casey had shown 'extreme remorse' and was unaware there were so many victims as he had only dealt with three himself. She said he had an 'entrenched lifestyle of gambling', which he started when he was 15 years old. She said: "In 2018, he won £58,000 from William Hill and in 2019 won £164,000 on the EuroMillions, and he squandered that money on betting. At that time, he realised his gambling addiction was extremely bad and he put several blocks in place to exclude himself from gambling." Casey, of Maughan Street, Dudley, admitted fraud. Sentencing Casey, Judge Stephen Earl jailed him for 12 months on Wednesday (November 23). READ NEXT: Get regular updates with our daily court and crime newsletter Three people arrested after Citroen and BMW 'stolen' from Uttoxeter driveway Free hot meals for schoolchildren to help Staffordshire families over Christmas Teen, 18, arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in Walsall Thugs who stamped on schoolboy and hit woman with vodka bottle slammed for random attacks Shocking pictures show damage caused after Bloxwich home ravaged by flames

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