Crown casino must watch big spenders...


Ueber Meister Mouse
Sep 12, 2004
This is only obliquely online gambling related but I thought it interesting ... she worked for PWC! and toward the end of the article we see it's not the first time she's been caught embezzling from an employer....

Casino must monitor big spenders: judge
Tuesday Jun 19 16:38 AEST
Crown Casino should either ensure money from big spenders is legitimate or be forced to compensate victims of crime for ill-gotten gains gambled by criminals, a Victorian judge says.

County Court Judge Frank Dyett made the remarks as he sentenced Heather MacNeil-Brown, 63, to six years' jail - with a minimum non-parole period of four years - for embezzling almost $1 million from the Australian branch of global consulting and accountancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

MacNeil-Brown, formerly of Mermaid Waters on Queensland's Gold Coast, pleaded guilty to five counts of obtaining property by deception.

She worked as an accounting services assistant in the Corporate Advisory and Restructuring (CAR) area of PwC from 1999 to 2005.

During a four-and-a-half-year period she fraudulently obtained $920,239 by misappropriating 94 cheques.

After MacNeil-Brown left the company, PwC launched an internal investigation then reported the matter to police.

It was revealed she had written unauthorised cheques to herself from administrations under CAR's control.

Judge Dyett said MacNeil-Brown initially spent the proceeds of crime at small pokies venues in Melbourne but from 2002, most of the money was lost at Crown Casino.

He said MacNeil-Brown was a frequent .........

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